Driving growth through leadership
Leaders who inspire us, who connect with us and whom we are keen to follow are the heartbeat of any great business. They can help us see the vision and empower us to create plans to bring it to life. Leaders are like the conductor of an orchestra, helping things flow and making everyone feel valued and empowered.
As a leader, your thoughts, actions and behaviour influence the working environment. You help everyone to understand the part they play in creating a culture that fosters well-being, retention of talent, productivity and customer satisfaction.
Leadership comes with its challenges
The focus on getting the best out of your people requires a flexible, adaptable way of thinking and working. You cannot control what others think, feel and do. The focus needs to be on influencing a variety of team members who have different life experiences, preferences and ideas. At times conflict is inevitable. Difficult conversations need to be had.
When leading your team, you will need to focus on 6 essential leadership attributes;
- Articulate your Vision – paint a picture of the world you and your team are creating together.
- Communication with clarity and honesty.
- Build Trust – your team will work for the common good with commitment and accountability. Differences will be respected and embraced.
- Manage Conflict – use conflict as a learning experience and create WIN: WIN outcomes.
- Let Go – Empower people to use their strengths, to solve problems and tackle challenges. Take the pressure off yourself, create thinking time.
- Plan – create goals, tactics, strategies etc to deliver your vision
These attributes are essential for leaders (and most managers) at all levels in a business. Whilst operational tasks are important to focus on (transactional leadership), the environment leaders create is vital (transformational leadership) and is key to growing a business.
Zentano have taken credible management theory, proven sports and performance psychology, and reliable profiling tools to design leadership development experiences that will create practical, measurable value.
We offer individual coaching for leaders who want on a 1-2-1 level and create a very individual learning experience.
We also offer a more structured approach via two group learning experiences, Pathfinder and Pioneer. Pathfinder is a foundational programme of development that focuses on building and sharing essential knowledge, acquiring and practicing core skills and focusing on creating a flexible, adaptive mindset. Pathfinder is designed to give managers and leaders the tools to have quality conversations, manage conflict, develop and retain talent and drive productivity and employee engagement.
Pioneer builds on this foundation to provide a deeper understanding of what it means to be a leader. Pioneer focuses on your sense of purpose as a leader and grounds this by developing knowledge, skills and good habits. It also helps you to use emotional intelligence to manage relationships effectively and balances this with a focus on productivity.
We offer a complementary one-hour meeting to help you assess what your business needs and decide what actions you should take to create a team of highly effective leaders and managers.
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