In the last decade, we moved from 'working harder' to 'working smarter'. But today, information and knowledge is everywhere. It has become a commodity. It is time to move from 'working smarter' to 'working wiser'.
For organizations to thrive in today’s complex world, they will increasingly need to rely on wise leaders: people who are better able to understand themselves and the situation, people who are constantly evolving their skills and insights, and people whose conduct is exemplary and whose judgment is sound. Leaders who can bring others with them: supporters or not.
We believe that anybody, anywhere, can choose to fulfil a leadership role – whether leading change, leading people, or practicing the everyday art of self-leadership.
“The more knowledge we have, the more wisdom we need to ensure that it is used well.”
Are you leading fully, authentically and with a clear purpose?
Being an effective leader asks that you show up as a whole person, true to your personal values and with your purpose clearly defined. It asks you to get to the core of what you care about, who you are as a unique individual and how you can become the best you can be. After all, the first person you need to lead before you can lead anyone else is yourself, and that means becoming everything you want your team to be in terms of attitudes, behaviors and actions.
But authentic leadership is much more than simply being true to ourselves, it also requires being true with others. To nourish leadership from the inside out takes time, attention, courage and practice.
As a coach, I will:
Listen to you openly and actively
Ask powerful questions
Promote discovery and insight and challenge assumptions
Help you to discover new thoughts and beliefs
Assist in setting goals, planning and strategising
Provide structure (exercises and activities) that facilitate your journey
Create opportunities for learning and growth
Hold you accountable for what you want to achieve
Trust you to make your own decisions
Tell the truth