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The truth about having successful and high performing teams

Why do many still struggle to lead their team members effectively even after trying everything from incentives to rules and regulations?

Many leaders still find themselves constantly putting out fires and the risk of micromanaging looms over their heads.

The truth they're not telling is you have to be independent of rules and regulations to compel people to act.

When people follow the leader solely out of obligation, they become overly dependent on their leader and struggle to stand on their own.

To have greater influence, what you want is to prove your values, establish relationships with your team members, support them in expanding their mindset, and ultimately become an icon of leadership success.

That's why I've made it my mission to train and coach leaders across 21 different industries, helping them elevate this important message:

Self-leadership is the most important key to successful leadership.

Leadership has to start with yourself. Once we've done that, everything else cascades. 

Self-leadership is about having the tools and strategies to lead yourself through uncertainty and achieve ongoing growth and improvement.

It’s all about growth, and that growth doesn't have a finish line.

By consistently evaluating where we are on our leadership journey and where we want to go, we can achieve a higher sense of fulfilment and effectiveness in our leadership.

When we can demonstrate our ability to achieve results for our organisation, we distinguish ourselves from those who merely occupy a leadership role.

People admire and respect a leader who can "walk the talk," not just "talk the talk."

Where are you in your leadership journey?

The first step to growth and self-leadership is knowing where you are now and where you want to go next.

After working with leaders for many years, developing my own self-leadership, and conducting thorough research, I have identified the five stages of leadership.

Phase 1 - Authority

Leaders heavily rely on rules and regulations to compel people in the organisation to take action. People only follow the leader because they feel obligated to do so, as the leader has power and authority over them.

Phase 2 - Affinity

Leaders are starting to establish relationships with their team members. People follow because they want to because they feel a connection or affinity with the leader.

Phase 3 - Achievement

Leaders are proving their value by achieving results. People follow because they walk the talk.

Phase 4 - Advancement

Leaders are helping team members grow their potential as leaders. People follow because of what the leader has done to advance and develop the team.

Phase 5 - Aspiration

Leaders are committed to growing themselves and others. They go beyond to become exceptional, outstanding examples of leadership, icons of leadership success. People follow because of who the leader is and what they represent, and people aspire to the same values and ideals.

How to go to the next level?

To lead well and commit to ongoing learning and improvement, you must always know where you are going.

These key questions will guide you in your leadership journey and help you transition from one phase to another until you reach Phase 5, Aspiration.

  1. What do you notice about your current leadership status? 

Is there anything that holds you back? Are you actively investing in your own growth and potential?

 2. What do your current organisational relationships look like? 

Does your team feel liked, heard, or valued?

  3. What kind of leader do you want to become?

What values and beliefs are important to you? What kind of behavior should you have? What habits must be established? What goals, dreams or results do you want to achieve?

  4. What are the advantages and disadvantages of the current leadership trainings or programs in your organisation? 

Are they promoting the long-term growth of your team? Are they developing the potential and leadership capacity of the people inside your organisation? Or are they only concerned with the short-term achievements and immediate results of the team?

  5. What are your personal and organisational values?

Are they strong and aligned with each other?

Whenever you’re ready, I can help you develop high-performing and supportive teams, find fulfillment in leadership, and create a healthy work-life balance through executive coaching.

To get started, you can book a FREE 30-minute Leadership Success Discovery Session with me.

Every month, I open up my calendar for a handful of leaders to have a 1:1 session with me.

On our call, we dive into actionable strategies to uncover your mindset and leadership gaps and identify your growth opportunities in the next 90 days.

There’s only a limited number of spots, so go check if there are available spaces left 👇

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