Evolving Leaders, Conscious Actions, Better Results
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​Whether collaborating on a consulting project, facilitating a Roundtable, or as part of a coaching program, I will bring unique guidance and a broad and eclectic background to bear in helping you develop skills in the "Arts." It is vital that you continue to grow your skills as a leader; for your business, for yourself, for your family, and for the world at large.

1. ​KNOW THYSELF

​Our fundamental, foundational, bedrock Art, and the major point of differentiation between us and working with any number of other programs out there. 

  • Are you operating out of full, mindful awareness most of the time?
  • Are you aware of how you are being perceived by your constituents?
  • Do you know your strengths and weaknesses, playing to the former while buttressing the latter? Do you have awareness of your “shadow side,” how and when that gets activated, and how to responsibly deal with it?
  • Do you know what your core values are, and are you living and demonstrating them in the leadership of your company?

​​2. MISSION-Vision-Goal ARTICULATION

Do each and every member of your organization know where you are headed, and clearly understand their vital role in that? Do you?

Studies overwhelmingly conclude that employees respond positively to a sense of mission in their work. Do they know, and believe, what you and your company are all about? Do they have  clear, individualized goals within the overall group effort?
 

​​3. DIRECT, EVOLVED COMMUNICATION

Are all branches of the organization apprised in “real time” about strategy direction? Individually, are you being direct, clear, and conveying appropriate timelines? Are you observant of body language, and asking for feedback to make sure messages are truly being heard? Do you invite feedback, and healthy, dissenting opinions?

4. ​​ACCOUNTABILITY TO RESULTS

Does every team  member clearly understand what constitutes  a successful outcome?

Are you consistently creating clearly understood, achievable goals, while providing the appropriate resources and tools for success? Are you holding yourself and your staff accountable for results: celebrating the wins, while briefly but thoroughly dissecting the losses for opportunities to learn and improve as an organization?

Consistent accountability breeds a peer-driven, self-sustaining, winning culture for your team.

​​5. UNCONDITIONAL POSITIVE REGARD

Employees want to know that they, and their efforts, are valued and appreciated.

They can intuitively sense whether “the boss” cares for them or not, as human beings trying their best to do a good job.

Leaders that really embrace this Art, a “service leadership” approach, will find much higher degrees of loyalty, commitment, performance and overall retention from their staff.

​​6. DECISION MAKING

There are distinctly different ways to make decisions: some are solo, some collaborative, some by consensus. Learn the ways to proactively communicate how the decision will be made, and the correct procedure and follow-up involved with each type.

​​7. STRATEGY vs. TACTICS

Most leaders have at some point earlier in their careers been “in the trenches” and thus highly tactical, or focused on positive outcomes day-to-day, or quarter-to-quarter. This is an important skill set.

However, strategic thinking is broader and longer term, with outcomes not always visible or sometimes counter to short term tactical outcomes.

We will develop your strategic thinking skills.

​​8. rigorous, unflinching, self and organizational improvement

Achieve results while celebrating and encouraging the contributions of all involved.
  • Excellence and accountability are driven at the peer level
  • Ideas and new ways of thinking are encouraged
  • Blame is replaced by looking for the learnings and continuous self/organizational improvement
  • Hard work and laser focus are appropriately punctuated by celebration, positive regard, and fun
  • All constituents want to be there because the place is rockin’!

​​9. ANTICIPATING AND EMBRACING CHANGE

Demonstrating and encouraging staying ahead of the competition by promoting innovation and new ideas. As a leader, you and your team must guard against things getting “stuck” in complacency or “that’s how we’ve always done things.”

​10. ​BIAS TOWARDS TAKING ACTION

Careful planning is necessary and good, but as a leader knowing when it’s time to pull the trigger and avoid “paralysis by analysis” is a critical skill.

Learn how to be agile and adaptive so that you and the organization are not overly attached to “the plan," checking in at pre-arranged milestone points and being willing to course-correct along the way.

​READY TO START DEVELOPING YOUR ARTISTRY?