Leadership is about YOU - THEM and the engagement in between.
“You can fail at what you don’t want, so you might as well let go of your fear and take a chance on doing something that you love”.
The reality is that everyone of us is capable of undermining ourselves because if left unchecked we all have an inherent inclination to self-sabotage.
Change is a very powerful and important element that allows our work to prosper.
One thing we can be assured of is that today’s organisations are busy, busy making change. From setting new targets, implementing new software, sharing services, mergers and acquisitions change is happening at an increasing rate.
Like a bicycle change is about forward movement. By pedalling leaders can determine how fast or slow the rate of change will be whilst the chain connects the organisations values, behaviours and beliefs to the business strategy.
Attention refers to how we actively process specific information at any moment in time. As you read this there are varying elements right now vying for your attention such as noise, smells, the glow of light from your computer screen, how comfortable you are in that chair and the thoughts going on in your head are just some examples.
If we want to improve organisational performance our usual default position is to ask what’s not working then generally analyse the possible cause for the problem, aim to generate solutions to fix it, then implement the solution we think will work best.
In practical terms, EI means being aware that emotions drive our behaviour and in turn impact us and those around us (positively and negatively). Learning how to mange these emotions both ours and others is critical to our well-being particularly when under pressure.
Learning new things is critical to the development of our brain (neuroplasticity) as it allows the brain to form new connections and pathways that assist with how it is wired. The more we are open to learning the more our brain can deal with change and understand the habits that can keep us stuck.