Today I find myself being called to stand up and own my experience and ability as a leading behavioural coach and F*** I feel as ready as I did last weekend abseiling for the first time in 26 years, BUT I’m going to employ the exact same strategy here as I did on top of the cliff…believe in myself, do as I’m told and step off the bloody cliff….easy right!!
So here goes…
I’m going to start with a story from the weekend to describe something that so many of us high achieving Aussies unconsciously battle every day, especially the women!
So on Sunday, we went horse riding, simple enough but here’s the thing, for the first time in my life when asked at one of these trail riding places “do you have any experience?” I was honest “Yes,” I said, the lady still looking at her clipboard says “how many hours approximately?” I say “Oh 30 years”…she looks up, “What sort of riding?” she...
Why are there so many unhappy, disillusioned, stressed out and grumpy people out there today?
Why is stress the number one health issue in the corporate sector today even though everyone is talking about meditation, eating well and exercise?
Why is it so hard to motivate and inspire great teams and leadership right now?
The answer to all these questions is one thing…People are completely disconnected from or too afraid to be who they are!!
We have created a culture, at least in the western world where publicly shaming and criticising others is ok, in fact more than that it’s championed by certain parts of the mainstream media, this has taught people that it’s a good thing to judge others and share your negative opinion with whomever will listen even if unsolicited or with no basis in fact or value.
This behaviour has had a damning effect on our self worth, suicide rates are rising and our children are suffering from anxiety and depression at younger and younger...
Building better teams is all about empowering people to be better versions of themselves, to take responsibility for their results and giving them the opportunity to experience what they are really capable of.
If you have children you’ll know that you can tell them what to do until you’re blue in the face but they won’t do what you want them to do but the moment you drop the F bomb in front of them it’s the only thing they can say for the next three days, well the reason for this is because children do not do what we tell them, they model who we are being to learn how to be in their world and your team is exactly the same.
If you’re frustrated and tired of fixing ‘problems’ that are not yours or asking for things to be done and getting nothing then this is the article for you.
When you’re managing people the person you are ‘being’ will influence the entire teams results, if you’re not taking responsibility neither...