Get more done and feel good!
Few people would question the notion that as leaders we seem to have an expanding set of responsibilities – ‘places to go, people to see and things to do’, as the old expression goes! So, are you being as effective as you could be? Here are some questions you might like to consider if you feel that you could be more effective:
- How much time do you spend getting in touch with yourself? For example, do you think about where your career is heading, being honest about the things you find easy and hard, your lifestyle choices, or developing yourself?
- As you consider these and similar questions, do you have robust conversations with anyone about the points that come up for you?
- Do you have these types of conversations with your team members, your boss, your family or your friends?
- Are you best at starting things, continuing things or stopping things – and which are you least good at? If you find it hard to start things, how are you not being what you want to be? If continuing things is difficult for you, what are you not doing that you want to do? And if you struggle to stop things, what are you not having that you would like to have?
- Do you know when you are your best leadership self?
Being curious about where you are heading, calibrating how you can get there and being able to build on your ‘best self’ are some of the concepts that you can harness to become the leader you aspire to be.
If you would like to explore these themes in an environment designed to establish them as a process for feeling good and getting stuff done, now and in the future, then consider attending The Henley Leadership Programme. Its tried and tested process has enabled many leaders to develop the habit of getting more of the right things done and to feel good.
Dr Suzanne Pollack is Programme Director of Henley’s Leadership Programme and works on many other Henley Programmes and coaching assignments. Her expertise lies in helping senior executives, and top teams, to reach their full potential through coaching and learning programmes/interventions. A strong emphasis is placed on achieving the highest level of personal performance to deliver excellent business, and personal, results. Suzanne adopts a pragmatic approach, drawing on a blend of NLP (an enabler of swift and effective personal change), best business practise, her own senior leadership experience and proven psychological techniques, to enable executives to move forward. She is skilled in using instruments such as the Myers Briggs Type Indicator, FIRO-B, 360’s and Emotional Intelligence Questionnaires. Her PhD was concerned with the experience and management of change.
Her track record covers all parts of the globe and a wide variety of clients ranging from small companies and NGOs to multinationals such as Shell and IBM. Suzanne has worked with professional service firms and government departments. She also has a small therapeutic practice.