One of the greatest performance coaches – Timothy Gallwey – created one of the simplest and most powerful equations for performance in any sphere at any level: Performanceequals potential minus interference.
Yes, whether you know it or not, we all have our ‘inner crocodile’!
Whenever you act or speak through stress or tension, avoidance, worry, anxiety, anger, defensiveness, impatience, or the need to control a situation, you are actually acting under the influence of your fear response.
I used to think I had to know who I was … and I wasted a lot of time, energy and potential trying to create an ‘image’ and to hang on to it – often in the face of contradictory evidence!
Whatever you may call it – stress, worry, concern, anxiousness, prevarication, avoidance, impatience, nervousness, defensiveness, aggression, helplessness – you are actually talking about Fear. All of these feelings, states and behaviours are aspects of fear, and they are getting in your way, blocking your success, your fulfilment, your relationships.
Everyone has their favoured definitions of leadership teams (strategic, vision, direction, resource allocation, seniority etc.) and management teams (tactical, implementation, process driven, getting things done, middle to ground floor etc.).
Enabling people to find greater fulfilment through connection with their purpose and discovering how to express that in their personal and professional lives is the focus of my work. These ‘4Ps’ are the essential elements of that work, and they can work for you, building one upon the other. Continue reading “Presence, Purpose, Positivity and Professionalism – The Essential ‘4Ps’”
Who do you spend most of your time thinking about? How much of your inner dialogue is taken up with reviewing what you said / what they said / what you and they will say / what they might think of you / do they like you / have you done the ‘right’ thing? In short, how much of your time do you spend ‘thinking’ about yourself? Quite a bit, I would guess, one way or another …
We are all unique individuals – the way you lead most effectively will differ from the way others lead
One of the most difficult things to remember is that what you want to say matters far less than what they need to hear. This is the essential principle behind clear and efficient communication.
When I say I trust, or don’t trust, someone, what am I actually saying? What is it that I am trusting or not trusting?
Trust is one of the fundamental aspects of the relationship between leaders and followers – whatever it is, it lies at the core of leadership and all human relations. Continue reading “Trust Everyone 100%, 100% of the time! – Part 1”