Achieve your goals together through empathy, inspiration, trust and helping each other grow.
"Inspiring leaders use their unique combination of strengths to motivate individuals and teams to take on bold missions – and hold them accountable for results."
"Anyone can become an inspirational leader by focusing on his or her strengths."
You have to behave differently if you want your team members to do so.
You can unlock higher performance through empowerment,
not command and control.
Connect through empathy
To inspire, you need to connect. Connection requires empathy.
You probably have the empathy it takes to become an inspiring leader. But you also need excellent listening skills to lay the connection your team or partners needs from you.
You can learn how to lay connection and how to show empathy. In our training on Inspiring Leadership (and on TeamGrowing) we let you experience and teach you how to establish connection.
Inspire by your example
Be authentic. Do as you say. Live your own values.
Motivate, do not deal with resistance.
Know what you want to achieve, know your "10", aim for it, get others to share this ambition, align to a common goal.
As an inspiring leader, I also know what my team members want to achieve. And where I can, I will help them achieve their 10...
Grow and help others grow
You inspire by setting inspiring goals - and by achieving them.
You serve your team by helping them grow. Grow and become better at their job. Grow and become a better performing team. This high-performing team will achieve the results you aim for together. And this reinforces the inspiration and motivation.
An inspiring leader needs the skills to grow their team. Skills we teach in our TeamGrowing training.
High-performing teams are based on trust. You know your team-mates have your back covered. They know that you will deliver what you promised. You will share equally and be fair and not cheat and you are genuinely happy about the success of a team-mate.
An inspiring leader needs to create a climate of high trust. Set an example and be trustworthy yourself. Encourage messengers, even if their message hurts.
Empathy, listening to what people say, hearing and feeling their message.
The training will help you in becoming better at empathy and listening. And help you become a trusted as well as inspiring leader.
The uplifting spiral of positivity
You may have experienced it: negative emotions push you down in a negative spiral and a limited tunnel vision.
But it works in the opposite direction as well. Positive psychology shows that positive emotions lift you up and you achieve the opposite of tunnel vision: you broaden your view, think more out of the box, and are more motivated to build.
It is called the Broaden - Build effect.
Inspiring leadership is about creating the positive environment and reinforcing the uplifting spiral.
Our Inspiring Leadership Training
We can help you become an Inspiring Leader, you can set your first steps in our training Inspiring Leadership. After just two days, you will have a more positive impact on your team and colleagues, and you help your team to grow in the organisation.