How can we help them to BLOOM and Blossom and unlock their potential?
What are some of the specific roadblocks some leader’s face and how can we help them?
Since leadership and learning go together, logic tells us that the most valuable resource any organization has is it’s people. People before profits. I believe if we focus on developing and helping, empowering our people, then the profits will come. If we focus on what our customer wants and needs are, the profits will come.
I believe, when you grow the leader, you grow the organization. The best investment any organization can make IS in it’s people period. Cutting back on training and development is the worst decision I believe a company can make.
So what are some of the specific roadblocks a leader in your organization needs help with?
Here are five specific areas a leader may need help:
A leader can be more effective if he or she is open to the idea’s of others. Embracing idea’s and participation from those around him or her. We want to encourage this leader to be more receptive to the idea’s of other people. Encouraging him or her to ask more questions and encouraging participation from the team or group.
Our teams want to feel certain and secure. One way to do this is to provide them with more structure. Creating more structure for people gives them a sense of security, to know what’s expected of them, what their role is, how a job is best executed and what’s needed in order to progress. We need to help this leader create more certainty and structure.
Some leader’s can be more effective by drilling deeper into key complex issues. This is an opportunity for a leader to be more of an expert, like a coach. Helping the leader to go deeper with a problem and complex challenge and move beyond the surface challenge, increasing his or her understanding and empowering him or her to explore, be more adventurous with possible solutions.
Most people do not like conflict and will try to steer away from it if they can. However a leader can be more effective when he or she is upfront and can lay the issue on the table. And importantly, show his or her team that it’s being handled. The problem or issue is being addressed.
Many leaders are driven to go the extra mile. Their drive and enthusiasm and passion are contagious. Sometimes their enthusiasm may blindside them and they miss out on opportunities to praise those around them for small accomplishments. This happens a lot, with visionary leader’s whose focus is primarily on the big picture. This leader can be more effective in his role if he or she can raise the awareness and give praise for the small accomplishments also.
Helping leader’s to bloom and blossom and unlock their potential is the key, the driver to the overall success of any organization and it’s people.
When we choose to invest in our people, we are choosing to positively, proactively, take our organization and our people to even greater heights of success and performance.
Janet I Mueller is the founder of J Mueller Group. She passionately serves and helps her clients and audiences to unlock and achieve their full potential, raise their self-esteem through personal growth and leadership development. Helping leaders to become excellent leaders through practice and philosophy of servant leadership. Janet is a mom, educator, executive coach, speaker and published author. Coming soon, her new book “The Blossoming – A Leader’s Guide 10 Keys To Unlocking Your Blooming Potential”. Author of “A Champion’s Guide To Thriving Beyond Breast Cancer”Janet is an advocate for women and girls and member of RAINN the largest national anti sexual assault organization. She is hired to speak on personal growth, leadership development and self-esteem.
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