Wouldn’t it be great to have a crystal ball to predict the future? Unfortunately, not only this is not the case, but with the future being in constant flux as it is, how effective could this really be.
Instead, we believe in developing resilient, change ready and connected leaders that can adjust to any future. Leaders that will take on the challenges and stay motivated to perform whatever the circumstances. Leaders with an ability to show up as their best self.
Time for Change
The psychological effects of change are well known and the capacity of leaders to change is quite frankly often limited. The continuous work that needs to be put in to become ‘change fit’ should not be overlooked, left to change leaders within the organisation as if this wasn’t affecting all of us. Change is our daily constant and probable future. Truly, there are lots of things outside our control. Let’s remember to breathe and focus on what really matters so we can respond constructively.
The challenge of personal change is breaking through limitations that often run deep in our psyche. The reason why people find it hard to change, and often revert to old habits, is because of our underlying adherence to the status quo, to what we know and what feels safe.
Being Comfortable with the Uncomfortable
The leaders of the future are aware of this immunity to change and work to unveil the hidden goals, the beliefs and assumptions blocking their progress. Hand in hand with their ability to manage change is their mindset.
Mindset is our set of beliefs, and it influences how we think, feel and behave. When leaders have a negative or fixed mindset then this has a massive impact on what they can potentially achieve in their life, career or in their future! With a positive, optimistic and growth oriented mindset we are much more likely to set the bar higher when setting goals and planning. It certainly allows us to deal with setbacks and challenges more effectively.
Last week in our Connected Leadership program we spent time with leaders helping them to uncover where their fixed mindset shows up in their leadership and therefore where their growth opportunity lies. We integrate this with leadership work to build leaders ability to really know who they are at their best and how to increase resilience and readiness to lead into the future. Please contact us to discuss Connected Leadership in your organisation.