How would it be if you felt totally proud of who you are as a leader?
I mean, imagine feeling totally proud!
Doesn’t matter if you’re close now, or further away. Totally is a new story 🙂 .
How amazing would that actually be?
A Couple Of Months Ago…
I realised that pretty much all of the leaders I coach want that—that proud feeling about their leadership.
Which is my intent as a coach—to have every leader I coach feel totally proud of who they are.
(By the way, in about a week, you’re going to receive a short survey from me. It’ll be about the biggest challenge, frustration or problem that you’ve been struggling with. Hearing your thoughts will help me specifically target your needs—and therefore spur on those proud feelings.)
What Would Need To Be So, For This Pride To Be So?
Let’s say—right now—you feel this quiet pride about who you are as a leader:
Imagine that you’re there now…
• What practices and behaviours have you kept?
• What about your demeanour—do you now have a different air about you?
• What new habits have you adopted?
• What do your team members, peers and boss notice about you now?
This is exciting! You’re now:
• Receiving awesome performance reviews
• Seen as a highly sought after leader—both up the line and down the line
• Really pleased with the career opportunities that have landed on your plate.
And, as you’re traveling home at the end of each day, you feel entirely pleased with the person you were that day—the leader you have become.
OK, it’s time to come back into the now…
How awesome will it be when you’ve created that pride and those outcomes?
Your Call To Action
You’re actually in charge of the way you are as a leader.
You can write your performance review in advance.
You can design how others perceive you.
Step one—is to think through exactly what you’d need to change for you to feel totally proud. (Think of two or three critical changes—the ones that’ll make the biggest difference.)
Step two—is to figure out what is your first step to begin just one of those changes—and begin.
Step three—(which you move on to only after you’ve given step two a good whack) is to figure out your next step, and so on.
Take these three steps and you’ll be moving towards a future in which you’ll feel totally proud of your leadership.
I’m happy to hear from you if you think Leader Coaching could ease your way forward with step one, two or three.
Just send me an email (email@example.com) that briefly describes your current and your ideal scenarios. Then we can arrange to chat to see if you and I are a good match to work on this together.
“My coaching program has given me a vastly improved ability to effectively and efficiently manage issues and conflict. Situations that I previously viewed as difficult, and therefore sometimes procrastinated about, now seem a good deal more approachable.”
—Managing Director, Investment Bank
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Carolyn Stevens has worked with leaders for more than 25-years—hundreds of them.
She’s supported leader after leader to flourish and become confident, courageous and impressively influential (including those who previously struggled to confront the difficult, let alone persuasively deal with it).
Carolyn is authentic and results-oriented. She’ll draw on an eclectic array of approaches, tools and techniques to suit your situation.
She’s never too busy to talk to you—or to leaders you refer who’re in a hurry to boost their success. Email to arrange a time to chat: firstname.lastname@example.org