Lead: Leadership Qualities & Team Building
Who Is Your Most Respected Leader?
- When you think of a leader, what do you see? What actions do you envision?
- When you act as a leader, what do you feel? Do you feel a gap between yourself and leaders you idolize?
- When you lead, how do you make things happen?
Whether you're a business professional, top ranking executive, parent, mentor, community leader or educator, there is always room to explore your potential and possibilities as leader.
Many people in leadership positions experience roadblocks in the form of fear, lack of strategy, lack of choices, stagnation, and even ego. These can be difficult to tackle alone — using your brain to confront the very issues your brain created in the first place is tough. Over time, growing as a leader may start to seem hopeless, or you might start to think that you don't need to grow at all.
It's not hopeless. There's always room to change and improve your leadership.
And all it can take is a partner.
What Makes (You) A Good Leader?
Leaders don't need to learn from more experienced leaders. They need to tap into their own potential to be willing to take risks, and to learn to let go of outcomes that may or may not exist.
There are a lot of different leadership styles and skills that can be found around the world. What works for one person might not work for another, and the "best" leadership qualities can change from team to team.
Blanket leadership solutions don't work when it comes to maximizing your personal and professional development, because nobody else in the world leads like you do. Looking to experienced leaders as an example isn't an answer: You need to tap into your own potential to take risks and find fulfillment.
Taking on a partner in the form of a coach with leadership experience can help you overcome your obstacles faster, while capitalizing on your best leadership traits. With a trusted coach, you get someone who will get to know you and learn your greatest strengths, plus the objectivity of a professional with their own top-notch leadership skills who stands outside your business, your organization, and your own head — and shows you what they see.
What Can You Expect From Leadership Coaching?
Leadership skills and styles are different for every person, so there's no telling what to expect, other than growth. From strategic to transformational leadership, changes big and small, these are just some of the experiences you might encounter:
- Creating Choices: Pulling an abundance of new options out of strategies that only had two choices to start with.
- Unlearning: Unpacking years of cultural and personal beliefs, letting go of disempowering strategies, and learning new ways to embrace leadership roles.
- Rediscovering Authenticity: Revisiting the fearless drive that brought you to a leadership role in the first place.
- Discovering Purpose: Finding work that is so rewarding, fulfilling, and inspiring that you never want to retire.
- Cultivating Vulnerability: Learning to bring more empathy, vulnerability, and compassion into your leadership and your life.
- Developing Defenses: Navigating through judgment, slander, and shame, especially from the public on the internet and social media.
- Shedding Light: Stepping up to say the things not said, and see the things not seen.
- Leading vs Managing: Definining the differences between leadership and management and how being good at one doesn't guarantee the other.
- Preserving Integrity: Learning how to hang on to reconciliation, environmental concerns, and sustainability when up against organizations of less integrity or morals.
- Foster Teamwork: Create transparency, cohesion, intention, and mutual respect to unify your team's purpose and create amazing results.
When you partner with a coach, you get to explore these aspects of leadership through a personal 1-on-1 relationship, either remotely or in person. It's easiest to understand through experience, so get started with a sample session — it's perfectly free and your first step on the path to incredible changes.