Teamwork is not:
1. Accepting inferior work from other team members.
2. Getting together in office canteen, cafe, or a pub for the so called ‘bonding’ (gossip). It is alright to do it though.
3. Avoiding disagreements (though helps to express them with aim of communicating your point logically)
4. Doing someones’s work who has simply vanished for a while without a trace
5. Not having anyone owing up the responsibility when something goes wrong
Do any such things take place in your teams?
More on teamwork: http://wp.me/p35bVL-es and http://wp.me/p35bVL-aU
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Yes, that’s what we do at Learning Leadership through our programs ( see www.learning-leadership.com and in book form http://www.learning-leadership.com/blog/lead-to-regenerate/)
We do this by encouraging people to think about themselves and their work and we then help them in finding out for themselves how well they are able to:
1. Look at themselves
2. Improve their operational effectiveness without burning themselves out
3. Mobilize their team members
4. Use regenerative properties of feelings , attitudes, learning, teaching, and creativity
5. Frame their actions for all above
6. Bring focus and logic to their agendas
Going through the above experience is good learning and the added benefit is that you get a good snapshot of where you are and what you should be doing to get better and better at leading.
The www.learning-leadership.com and Lead to Regenerate book’s programs provide useful insights in the way people are.
Here is one example:
You have a senior executive who is very intelligent, well qualified, and articulate. He has good conceptual thinking abilities. He has risen in the company. He has been running his department for a while. He knows his subject well.
His new year’s action plan shows some important projects, several projects which could have been done last year and some minor action plans. There are too many such projects in first two months.
He has no clear goals and his action plan doesn’t seem to lead to his stated goals. He is quick to appreciate good points and is a likable person. On other hand, his people see him as someone who doesn’t fight for them. His boss thinks that he soft on people.
What will you do if you are looking to promote him for handling more responsibilities?
Shouldn’t your people decisions be informed thus?
#leadership #potential #projects #development #people #decisions
While working on determining leadership potential at an innovative engineering company, I have came across this senior executive who can see where his department needs to go, has correctly focused on some key processes and projects, and is generally seen to be in a good position to bring about desired changes.
But some of his workouts revealed that he is focusing entirely on developing other people and he is missing out on using his own considerable engineering knowledge for improving core engineering design processes in his area of work.
What is also worrisome is that many of his initiatives are too broadly worded and they suffer from lack of thinking about those crucial but small steps needed for success.
It is quite likely that he will struggle to realize his own leadership potential, unless properly counseled and coached.
See: Learning Leadership ( www.learning-leadership.com) and self learning program Lead to Regenerate (book) ( http://www.learning-leadership.com/blog/lead-to-regenerate/ )
Posted in executive coaching, Leadership Coaching, People development
Tagged actions, change, coaching, development, Lead to Regenerate, leadership, Learning Leadership, people, processes, workouts
While working on determining leadership potential of people in management team of a well known and innovative company, I came across some classic questions like the above: “what if you are short on details?” You have sized up situation well. You have a clear idea of where you are going. But you stay where you are because you are short on details. You haven’t properly worked out action plan. You remain under an illusion that things will move in expected direction. But they won’t.
The Regenerative Leadership framework and our workouts (see www.learning-leadership.com) bring out such classic problems and help you to resolve them.. Our strengths as well as weaknesses are not cast in stone. When the context gets clearer, it is easy to come up with actions needed.
That’s what Learning Leadership‘s (www.learning-leadership.com) coaching helps you with.
See also about the self-study book: Lead to Regenerate here http://www.learning-leadership.com/blog/lead-to-regenerate/
#leadership, #potential, #action #plan #coaching #strength #weakness
Working on determining leadership potential of people in management team of a well known and innovative company, I came across some classic questions like the above:
“what if your courage comes in way?”
There is someone who is courageous in accepting mistakes in relationships. But his courage comes in way of accepting negative feedback in some work situations -he can reject the feedback easily. The Regenerative Leadership framework and our workouts (see www.learning-leadership.com) bring out such classic dilemmas.
Our strengths as well as weaknesses are not cast in stone. When the context gets clear, it is easy to come up with actions needed.
Our coaching helps out.
We are working on determining leadership potential of management team members of an engineering company which a leader in its field and well known for innovation. The leadership potential analysis is based on the Regenerative Leadership framework See www.learning-leadership.com and book http://www.learning-leadership.com/blog/lead-to-regenerate/
For more on this subject please watch this blog.
By thinking about your work related challenges through the Regenerative Leadership workouts you will think much better than before. Therefore, you can get better results through less efforts and less frustration. You can achieve the above both at the individual level (initially) and at the team level (later).
Everyone including your boss will notice the above soon (in some months). Therefore, you will surely make a faster progress in your career*. All you need is to back yourself by investing your time in doing workouts and investing an affordable amount in the program costs.
You don’t have to wait for your company’s sponsorship!
* Read this for more about skills you need for career advancement http://www.learning-leadership.com/career-planning.html
#career #skills #leadership #regenerative #workouts
Our leadership model is called ‘Regenerative Leadership’ because it helps you to regenerate through your leadership actions.
You learn to do this by using what you have – your time, thinking, feelings, ideas, values, people (their skills and values) , and actions -to regenerate. Unlike material things, mind’s activities mentioned above don’t diminish by ‘using them’ or ‘sharing them’ -they in fact increase! You can easily see this.
Our Regenerative Leadership model and techniques incorporated on our web site and in the Lead to Regenerate book are based on the above principle.
#regenerative # leadership #leadtoregenerate