Do you also know the situation after a leadership seminar or Management Day that everything will now change and you go home with a feeling of being able to cope? How can you implement this spirit and the newly acquired knowledge and transfer it into practice, as the benefits are undeniable?
We think that we have again gained the necessary knowledge to be more successful in everyday business. The crux is that unfortunately the brain does not think, but you as a person think and you help yourself to the brain. Consequently, in most cases, survival strategies aside, implementation competence has no or only a very limited cognitive background.
Then what is it? You know it, but action lags behind or you simply don’t go through the motions. When assessing a benefit of new changes, humans are likely to be cognitively overwhelmed. Certainly, positive experiences, things already “experienced” or “done” help to initiate processes of change, but if one does not have these, even scientific methods based on rational thinking are of little help for the most part.
This means that even mathematical competence (analysis) does not prevent the fear of change and in all such change processes the benefits are underestimated and the “side effects” overestimated.
This can be seen in an experiment with 20,000 white balls and one black ball. Whoever draws a black ball must reckon with very negative consequences (analogy to “side effect”) and whoever draws a cue ball gets paid a larger amount of money. Most people do not get involved in such an experiment, even though the chance of dying in traffic is greater.
A change represents a combination of knowledge and confidence and empowers one not to focus on the problem but to look at the solution. Curiosity and the ability to learn should never stop and lay the foundation for setting out for new shores.
The promotion of self-leadership and perception skills are pillars of change strategies and support the path to “doing”. One could say that disciplined emotional control promotes a change of perspective and ranks the spectrum of possibilities higher than the present state.
As a leader, you need a good self-orientation that is derived from your own values and attitude. This knowledge supports the implementation competence and ultimately leads from knowledge to action.
As soon as you have had your first experiences in a mindful attitude, it is easier to go into “doing”. The will to change does not come from outside, but arises from the realisation that in the longer term the costs of not changing will have a negative impact. You somehow feel that the time or the situation has come to change or also to implement new knowledge or new insights for the benefit of all.
And it is only through “doing” that things change and one is allowed to bring about change through “acting”. It is a conscious step to tread new ground and to encounter solution options that would not have been conceivable before. In this way, one creates new realities in the VUCA world that were previously neither imaginable nor comprehensible.
Chilean coach Julio Olalla described it with the following mathematical formula:
(Will to tackle something) x (Attractiveness of the goal) x (Confidence in feasibility) x (Clarity about next steps)> must be greater than the effort.
So what is the price of effort in terms of expanding options for action and choice? Is the desired change worth it for the future? Or what’s the price of not doing it? As with any mathematical equation, a value must not be “zero”, otherwise the result will always be zero.
Our mentoring programmes can help you to “do” and realise what you have always wanted to do or achieve. Once this first step has been taken, one gains a realisation through this experience that encourages one to move further in the desired direction.
Mentoring programmes are a necessary and indispensable support or accompaniment for sustainable business success for all managers or executives.
Mindful and values-based leadership is the most important leadership competency in these transformative and new fast-paced times. By promoting these competences, companies can gain a competitive advantage and make internal and external processes more effective and optimal, which ultimately has a positive impact on the whole organisation.
Mentoring programmes for executives are a combination of the attitude of a coach and a solution-oriented, integral transfer of knowledge into practice and expand the options for action to find solutions and achieve goals.
From a problem focus, which often dominates the world of thought at the beginning of a change, one develops a positive basic attitude in challenging situations. It is the strengthening of the value attitude and the new Purpose of Business can be found. Awareness of one’s own strengths and resources promotes the willingness to dare new things and to grow through challenges. Existing know-how should not be lost, but transformed to the level of the new corporate world. Internalising new agile mindsets and values is a process that calls for professional mentoring or coaching. A positive error culture, an appreciative sense of responsibility and an attitude of trust are key factors in this.
Today, it can no longer be denied that such accompaniment processes have not only a qualitative but also a qualitative impact on business results. In this regard, countless studies can already be referred to and are being used more and more by companies and businesses.
Our mentoring programmes allow you as a leader to become even better, more mindful and more aware, which ultimately has a positive effect on the team and on the whole company. It is the acquisition of key skills of conscious use of perception that will have a direct impact on performance.
The developed self-leadership competence learns to understand one’s own identity and through the power of authenticity the necessary connecting points in a company are created, which promotes the expansion of the thinking framework and the adaptability for new situations and ensures networked thinking and increased resilience.
With a small investment you can achieve excellent results and through the mindful and self-determined “doing” the whole organisation is influenced by it.