Have you ever had that feeling of sheer incredulity when you ask someone to do something and they simply don't do it? Or they do it, just not in the way that you asked?
We've all been there.
We often hear from our Learning and Development clients that a common challenge is encouraging staff to attend workshops without making them mandatory. There appears to be no easy way to engage with people around the importance of investing time in their personal development and workshops and training sessions often get viewed as a nuisance, getting in the way of ‘real’ work. Here’s where we have to learn the power of influence.
Research has shown that people respond to change in different ways. Some thrive on the energy of change; others feel powerless and see change as alienating. As a leader how can you work with your people to foster more of the former and less of the latter?
Did you know that we each have about 65,000 thoughts a day? And that 90% of these are thoughts we had yesterday, the day before and the day before that?
Because the thoughts that run through our mind affect our decisions, behaviours and actions, it's imperative to be as mindful and aware of those thoughts as we can be.
One of the quickest ways to break negative or unhelpful thought patterns is to reframe the thoughts. In other words, to offer ourselves an alternative perspective.
At Creative Coaching there is nothing we love more than absorbing ourselves in a good book. It's all part of the ongoing journey to support ourselves – and you – as great leaders.
For many organisations improving the bottom line means cutting costs, raising prices or a combination of both. It can be about streamlining, restructuring or simply 'getting better at sales'.
What if there was an alternative approach? An approach that looked at the heart of the business, at what makes it tick, using this as a foundation for improving the bottom line.
Is this possible? I believe so.
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