When was the last time you invested seriously in you?
Leaders get to their roles because they are motivated, have a clear idea of where they are going in life. Once you’ve achieved this what next?
Business Owners get into business because of their talents and interests and use this to set up their businesses. Once you’ve done that they realise that they have to sell, market and promote your business – and this requires a set of skills you may not have. To grow businesses and organisations you need to be in a good place with the skills you need.
Develop your leadership through coaching
With my experience in strategic management of organisations and my personal development expertise I am extraordinarily well placed to support the development of your leadership skills either for your self or for your organisation or your business.
Others can only tell or show you what to do – I teach you how to do it as well.
Real results – fast outcomes – lasting change.
Executive coaching for outstanding leaders
With so much attention focussed on organisational change and development – who is looking after you? Too often the person at the top has to fend for themselves. You are only as effective as you are because of your motivation, values, beliefs, and how well these fit with your career and lifestyle. Let these get out of balance and you are less effective, less motivated, more stressed with the resulting impact on every part of your life.
Coaching starts with you and your values. Deals with any barriers to your success. Identifies your key priorities in Relationships, Wealth, Career, and Health.
Every organisation or business has barriers to achieving success. When these barriers are people or interactions between people then that is when the skills of a coach will help you overcome these barriers and improve your effectiveness.
Ten Steps to organisational excellence
How and where a coach can contribute to success.
What are your own values – how well to they align to the values of your organisation or business? We take values as a given but rarely consider them with any depth. They tend to become set within us at particular points in our lives but they have such a profound impact on everything we do that it is difficult to estimate the way they shape our daily lives. Now apply that thought to your business or organisation. What are its values? How did they evolve? Who shaped them? do they still meet the needs of the organisation or business? If your values are not aligned and shared then your relationships, culture, ethos will not be supporting the aims of the whole system. When did you last consider your own values in the light of your wider needs?
Have a well formed outcome
What are you aiming for? How will you know when you’ve got there?
When you start up a business or take on leadership of an organisation what was your aim? Just not to work for someone else? What did you want to achieve in going into that role? Well the danger is that the outcome you worked for was not that well formed, or focussed on one particular narrow objective. The better you have developed your outcome and overall plan going three or five years from now the more likely you are to achieve your goals.
If you and everyone in your business / organisation knows what the precise aims everyone is working towards achieving then the more effective you will be.
Years ago I took my car to a local garage. The service I got was outstanding, it was and is a very ordinary looking place – nothing flash, in-fact they sold a lot of second hand parts (The original reason for going there!) What impressed me most was the attitude of everyone in the company. Everyone acted as if it was their own business and looked after me and other clients equally well. In fact it was several years as a customer before I eventually found out which two of the staff were in fact the owners. This was because the values and outcomes of all the staff were shared to an unusual degree. Needless to day I’m still a customer over a decade later.
When your own outcomes and values align to those of your business or organisation then your and it will thrive. If your own values are not aligned then you will literally be pulled in several directions at once.
Its all too easy plan for success without checking how these plans affect everyone else involved – In this sense ‘ecology’ is the study of all consequences. Whatever we decide to to it will effect ourselves and other people. It is important to check the ecology of plans and actions to ensure that they will not create further problems. When the ecology of plan or decision is considered then it is far more likely to be successful.
Adopt a physiology of excellence
Are you walking the talk? Do your actions match your words? When we adopt the physiology of excellence either personally or across a business or organisation if words match actions then change happens. If you want to achieve excellence then adopt that physiology, stance, body language, attitudes, standards, relationships of excellence. You already know what excellence looks like – adopt it and you will know what it feels like from the inside.
Feedback not failure
When things go fine we tend to ignore what we are doing and just assume we’ve done everything right. When things go wrong we take it personally and feel a sense of failure. Perhaps neither of these attitudes is right or helpful. If we treat every response we get – in relationships, business, – the whole of life as feedback then we put ourselves in a much better position to succeed. When we turn failure into feedback we can learn from it without the stress, or blame that comes with failure. When we learn from it we no longer get discouraged but we become objective and give ourselves many more options for success.
You already have the resources you need
What? I already have all the resources I need to be successful? How can this be? This is about two things – one is the impact that limiting beliefs – ourselves saying that there are things we cannot do which prevent us from being successful. well they are just beliefs. The other part of this is that we often feel that there are things which we would want to plan to achieve but we think are beyond us. Well if we go ahead and plan as if we had those resources then very often new and better solutions will develop for us. I used to work in a school which needed a new sports centre – we were only a Million Pounds short of the project – but we decided that if we didn’t plan for it it would never happen, even though it was way beyond the budget of the school or the town council. Nevertheless we went ahead – deployed resources to the project – within two years it was opened by the minister of sport. We did not realise that it was something we could achieve but we did!
You cannot not communicate
Whatever we do communicates something to someone. What we say and how we say it is as important as what we don’t say. It is vital that what we say and how we say it are perceived in a way that support your overall goals. Working hard, going to meetings and hard marketing might feel tough but look like taking it easy to others who will act accordingly. The meaning of your communication is in the response you get. You need to ensure that your message gets across the way you want it to.
Model successful performance
Everyone has a role model – usually many. When we are young we learn from the people that are important to us by modelling them – we unconsciously adopt the speech, physiology attitudes and values of those around us. On a larger scale you can adopt elements of other successful people and businesses. As soon as you adopt the model of a successful model you begin to adopt aspects of their performance which you have made your own.
If you always do what you’ve always done – you’ll always get what you’ve always got!
If you plan for success and do nothing then nothing happens.
When you need to start something but don’t know how or what to do – merely taking any action will change things and start them happening.