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Lifezone Training Newsletter Nov. 10 Edition

Leadership in Action

Future Talk or Talk of Future - is not enough.
We are surrounded by the NEW ERA – Professionally and Personally. We need to change and Walk the Talk as a LEADER. Actions speak louder than words as we know.  -- So  - CAN YOU WALK THE TALK?
Whether it’s your children or colleagues - they need to see you as a Leader to do this otherwise you will not get the intended RESULTS.
We live in a Result-orientated world – everything revolves round this phenomena. As Leaders we are measured by the Results and we tend to measure our team through the results. To produce right results we must coach others through right actions.

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Leadership in Action  Means Set the SCENE  Then WALK THE TALK

In many organisations today, this is common complaint repeatedly. Leaders and managers say they want change and continuous improvement but their actions do not match their words. They demand improvement from their subordinates but they sit comfortably evaluating them.

It is time for a radical approach to become part of the team and start guiding and coaching them to ensure the company objectives are met. Often problems or ongoing issues are overlooked or pushed back to the subordinates to deal with them – thus passing the buck. They need to get energetic and get involved as well as supporting the team to eliminate or handle the re-occurring problems.

A CEO once asked men, “Why do they do what I do and not what I tell them to do?” Another asked, “Do I really have to change, too?” These are scary questions coming from leaders. Today’s world its about setting an example – becoming a ROLE MODEL to impress your followers and create future leaders.

The power of any leader lies in creating the organization’s values, environment, culture and hence actions become measurable. The leaders also often refrain from sharing things with their team members. Usually the concept is ‘blame culture’ rather than empowering the employees to become more representative and accountable for their actions.

Conversely the subordinates tend to keep running to control freak leaders for their agreement or approvals as well as keep them in email loop. This is to safeguard them selves from the blame culture. Hence there is no real cohesiveness to ease the process of decision making or upgrading them to become empowered. Leaders feel insecure about their own positions and stop truly coaching them to that level.

However times have changed – with competition getting tighter and growing economy does require Today’s Leaders to do more than just be old-fashioned chair-holders. Leaders tend to ring fence when their subsequent actions contradict their words. They aim to take the power away from the oft-repeated employee who complaints or resists that managers don’t walk their talk?
Therefore Leaders need to “walk the talk” to enable organization change and improvement to grow in the competitive market.
Tips for Walking Your Talk
If your ideas you are promoting are congruent with your core beliefs and values, then actions will come easily, too. So, start with a deep understanding of “why” you want to see the change or improvement. Make certain it is congruent with what you deeply believe. Then, understand and follow these guidelines.

Become a ROLE MODEL:
Model the behavior you want to see from others. There is nothing more powerful for employees than observing the “big bosses” do the actions or behaviors they are requesting from others. As Mahatma Gandhi said, “Become the change you wish to see in the world." And, it will happen.
Become a TEAM MEMBER: Act as if you are part of the team, not always the head of it. Dig in and do actual work, too. People will appreciate that you are personally knowledgeable about the effort needed to get the work done. They will trust your leadership because you have undergone their experience. It means you support and are concerned for the results.
Become APPROACHABLE: Offer support or help when needed - Help people achieve the goals that are important to them, as well as the goals that are important to you. Make sure there is something for each one that will result from the effort and work. Take interest in their progress and achievement.
Become Trustworthy:
In order to build trust - do what you say you're going to do. Don’t make rash promises that you can’t keep. People want to trust you and your leadership.
Become an Excellent Communicator: Use every possible communication tool to build commitment and support for the big goal, your organization’s values and the culture you want to create. This includes what you discuss at meetings, in your corporate blog, on your Intranet, and so forth.
Become GOAL-orientated: Set goals and pursue them with passion and energy. Build your commitment to your organization’s goals and your team will help you to achieve them. Do share your goals honestly and involve them in the journey to meet these targets.
Become Strategic: Set out your strategies and agree them with your team-members. Hold strategic conversations with people so people are clear about expectations and direction. You can help to build internal confidence, stimulate cross-boundary cooperation, and spark new-product speed to market, It enhances belief in your actions and more importantly in you as a Leader.
Become Observant: Check around you what is going on and have chats with different employees at different stages – build rapport with all concerned so that they can share their thoughts or problems with you.  Often in-between senior managers may not paint the right picture to you and you learn as a Leader when things come to head to head. So police things yourself –keep your nose to the ground for reality check.

Incorporate these tips and behaviors to ensure the success of your organization. Start your Walk your Talk – now.

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RESEARCH-BASED REQUEST for Problems or Issues:

We intend to compile a list of all the challenges so that we can offer solutions or ways to handle such issues in our training workshops.

All information will be treated in strictest Confidence and at no stage your identity will be revealed. That’s our guarantee.
Our purpose is to understand different scenarios and offer ways to overcome them. It would also help us in preparing relative ‘Role-plays’ or case studies for our forthcoming workshops.

Many corporate and/or individuals are facing:

  • Challenging situations in changing markets,
  • Customers becoming more demanding,
  • Staff retention problems
  • Workload pressures or long hours
  • Work-life balance
  • Difficult Bosses
  • Communication Problems
  • Uncooperative team-members
  • Unrealistic deadlines
  • Rigid-mindedness to understand your problems
  • Any other ............................................................

Please do share your challenges or difficult cases with some details to help us to help you. Email us to:
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