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How do you create "Space" as a Leader to grow?

Updated: Nov 15, 2022

๐ŸŒ…๐ŸŒ…๐ŸŒ… ๐‘ฏ๐’๐’˜ ๐’…๐’ ๐’š๐’๐’– ๐’„๐’“๐’†๐’‚๐’•๐’† ๐’”๐’‘๐’‚๐’„๐’† ๐’•๐’ ๐’ˆ๐’“๐’๐’˜ ๐’‚๐’” ๐’‚ ๐’๐’†๐’‚๐’…๐’†๐’“?


๐Ÿ—ป๐Ÿ—ป๐Ÿ—ป Over the past 3 days Iโ€™ve had the ๐’‘๐’๐’†๐’‚๐’”๐’–๐’“๐’† to run a ๐‘ณ๐’†๐’‚๐’…๐’†๐’“๐’”๐’‰๐’Š๐’‘ ๐’‘๐’“๐’๐’ˆ๐’“๐’‚๐’Ž๐’Ž๐’† up in the ๐‘ท๐’†๐’‚๐’Œ ๐‘ซ๐’Š๐’”๐’•๐’“๐’Š๐’„๐’• working with ๐’ƒ๐’–๐’”๐’Š๐’๐’†๐’”๐’” ๐’๐’†๐’‚๐’…๐’†๐’“๐’”. Here are a few of my ๐’‘๐’†๐’“๐’”๐’๐’๐’‚๐’ ๐’‰๐’Š๐’ˆ๐’‰๐’๐’Š๐’ˆ๐’‰๐’•๐’”:


โšก๏ธโšก๏ธโšก๏ธ ๐‘น๐’‚๐’Š๐’”๐’† ๐’š๐’๐’–๐’“ ๐‘ฌ๐’๐’†๐’“๐’ˆ๐’š ๐’๐’†๐’—๐’†๐’๐’”: Passion and Enthusiasm are great ways to raise your energy levels and are critical when engaging with other people. This is crucial when training, coaching, developing or leading people, no matter your levels of expertise.


๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ ๐‘ช๐’‰๐’‚๐’๐’๐’†๐’๐’ˆ๐’† ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’‘๐’–๐’”๐’‰ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’ƒ๐’๐’–๐’๐’…๐’‚๐’“๐’Š๐’†๐’”: Itโ€™s amazing how much humans can push themselves and what they can achieve. Purposefully put yourself in challenging situations, which require more energy, to better understand your capabilities and potential.


๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ ๐‘ฌ๐’™๐’‘๐’†๐’„๐’• ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐‘ผ๐’๐’†๐’™๐’‘๐’†๐’„๐’•๐’†๐’…: You can prepare yourself for unexpected changes. Increase your resilience by widening your perspective, role playing different situations and visioning. When the unexpected suddenly happens youโ€™ll be much better able to cope and probably get less stressed.


๐ŸŒณ ๐Ÿ—ป ๐ŸŒณ ๐‘ผ๐’”๐’† ๐‘ต๐’‚๐’•๐’–๐’“๐’†, ๐’Š๐’•โ€™๐’” ๐‘ท๐’๐’˜๐’†๐’“๐’‡๐’–๐’: Getting people outside into nature, away from the normal working environment, really does help people become more connected with everything, including themselves and other people. People become more open and willing to embrace new ideas.



๐Ÿ’ฏ ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ’ฏ ๐‘ท๐’–๐’• ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐‘ป๐’†๐’‚๐’Ž ๐‘ญ๐’Š๐’“๐’”๐’•: High performance teams recognise the value of everyone in the team and have the desire and motivation to put the team first. When inevitable challenges arise individuals step up and find solutions for the team.


โœจโœจโœจ ๐‘ช๐’๐’๐’๐’†๐’„๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’…๐’†๐’†๐’‘๐’๐’š ๐’„๐’“๐’†๐’‚๐’•๐’†๐’” ๐‘ด๐’‚๐’ˆ๐’Š๐’„: High levels of trust need to develop in teams to get individuals to be brave, vulnerable and authentic with each other. When this happens amazing things can happen as they connect more deeply. Whilst it can be emotional, this is where magic moments are created.



๐ŸŽฏ๐ŸŽฏ๐ŸŽฏ ๐‘ป๐’“๐’–๐’† ๐‘ช๐’๐’‚๐’„๐’‰๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’Š๐’” ๐’†๐’Ž๐’‘๐’๐’˜๐’†๐’“๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ: Many leaders think they are coaching, when in fact they are advising or mentoring. Resist the urge to give options or ask leading questions. Use empowering questions and let the individuals find their way. This builds confidence and allows them to grow.


๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ Thank you to Steve Bentley and David Sales for giving me the opportunity to represent First Ascent Group and run this programme for their client Sika.


๐Ÿš€๐Ÿš€๐Ÿš€ Thank you to all the wonderful leaders that joined me on this programme. I really appreciated your high levels of engagement. Alison Lawrie MBA CCXPDewi MorrisGraham WoodJo Collins (nรฉe Limer)Lisa ParkerMat BasfordMatthew Smith CSSW TechICTMichel EBERLEINSam KiddSimon Robertson MIoRSteve HolmesSteve Williams


๐Ÿ“ข๐Ÿ“ข๐Ÿ“ข ๐‘พ๐’‰๐’‚๐’• ๐’˜๐’†๐’“๐’† ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’‘๐’๐’”๐’Š๐’•๐’Š๐’—๐’† ๐’•๐’‚๐’Œ๐’†-๐’๐’–๐’•๐’” ๐’‡๐’๐’“ ๐’š๐’๐’–?


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