Each day, we have a choice how we think about life. It either happens to us, or we happen to it.
While the turn of the cards or roll of the dice may be chance, how we prepare and respond to the opportunities and challenges presented to us are our CHOICE.
The Elusive “How” of People Development
As a leader, there is rarely a more important job than coaching and developing our people.
My own skills were developed through on-the-job experience. After twenty years, I have plenty of scenarios to draw on, which can guide me through most interactions. But what about new managers?
I have worked across industries and companies. They have all been similar – providing development and coaching tools (for tracking, monitoring, etc), but not much more. Not one provided guidance for how to align different styles of coaching and development for the types of people we will manage.
I’m sure some companies do this and do it well. Yet, most people that I meet say the same – they figured it out over time, through trial and error.
What if we didn’t have to?
Introducing Lead Inside the Box
When Mike Figliuolo reached out to me about his new book, Lead Inside the Box, I was intrigued. We met a few years ago, when I first started my writing journey. I was honored to receive a preview guide, and thrilled with what I found inside.
Lead Inside the Box provides a framework for how we can best invest our leadership capital (our time and energy) to our team members.
We are each heroes in our own story. We may not have super powers, but it does not make our abilities any less powerful.
Our powers are grit and determination. The ability to help others develop, grow and achieve great things.
We are heroes. No capes required. #EnjoytheJourney
Great leaders get the best out of their teams by providing 12 core leadership “services”. The best leaders provide these services in an efficient and effective way.
Today’s guest post is by Mike Figliuolo, co-author of Lead Inside the Box: How Smart Leaders Guide Their Teams to Exceptional Results.
Every leader wants to give their team all the help they need. That help can come in many forms. How do leaders help their team members grow and become more autonomous? Are leaders serving their teams in the most efficient and effective way?
In our new book, Victor Prince and I describe the 12 “leadership services” that leaders must provide to their teams:
On our journeys, we will encounter dragons. Challenges that test us and help us transform into the hero we’re meant to be.
Don’t be afraid of the dragons – they are what help us grow. They may be scary to face, but the sense of accomplishment we gain is priceless. #EnjoytheJourney