TalentSpots

Potentieel verbinden

Blog

Blog

Lead from the best version of yourself!

Geplaatst op 1 april, 2018 om 18:45

Recently a senior manager said to me: " I am sick of all these leadership courses where I need to be effective, walk the talk, be more empathic, authentic, agile..be more green or yellow ...."I want to feel and be myself again", isn't that good enough? “Do you recognize this too?

A job title of manager goes together with a range of duties. For some a happy moment, for others a source of stress. Soon you will be faced with a series of key competencies & behaviours to become an effective leader. Your prime responsibility after all is business growth and the success of the company.

If you are lucky you will get soon enrolled in a leadership course that will support you in managing yourself and others. Courses where you learn from 360 feedback that measures you against great leadership traits. Scores will tell you more about the gaps to grow into a great leader. The start of your development plan.


Before it feels like drowning, imagine that it would be more simple than this and that you could just be your unique self whilst managing others?



I hear you wondering "is that really possible?" Yes, it is!


The hardest part maybe is start looking at who you really are. Why do you really like managing a business or managing a team? What are your drivers and talents that make you passionate about what and how you do things? I am not referring to skills, knowledge and qualities you have learned during your career experience and during several training programmes. I would like you to focus on your talents given to you as of your birth, which have grown into your way of thinking, feeling and behaving. Your unique combination of talents that sets you apart from everybody else:


• Talents that say something about what motivates you. e.g. you like competing with good performance or great results or you like to see other people grow, or you want to shine and have impact on others.

• Talents that say something about how you think about solutions and how you decide. e.g. keeping options open or being very goal driven, enjoying a structured way of thinking or being rather future oriented and ask questions like "what if."

• Talents that reveal your preference in relationships. What is your natural tendency in seeking contacts with others, what kind of people you prefer to deal with most, do you like confrontations or rather harmony.


That means that each manager is unique in its talent combinations of these 3 different type of talents and will fulfill the same job in a different way than the other manager. If you can operate in a job and a working context where you can fully demonstrate your talents, you will turn into a passionate and very driven manager. Because real motivation comes from within. And what about you?


Is the company culture allowing you to be your unique self?

Or are you trying to live up against the expectations of measured leadership behaviours. Is the job of manager and how you can execute your function, allowing you to apply all 3 talent categories in the way that fits with you? If you are a manager that likes to think carefully before deciding and the company culture encourages more impulsive and flexible managers, you will not be able to further explore and grow your talents. If your driver is to spend time on growing your people but the pressure of results is so high that there is no room for your intentions, you will never be able to explore and grow your talent. If you feel that something is not right. If you get constant feedback on how you need to manage and you are more and more drifting away from who you are, stress will increase and not only you but also your team will suffer.

 

What can you change about this?

It will require courage to do this exercise and go back to your leaders to convince them how they can get the best version of you. If you can explain what makes you a great manager, what is unique about you and what you need to further develop your strong area's and learn to balance the less strong areas, you have realised your own development plan.

And, the real beauty of this is that the same will happen if you interact upon your own talents with your employees. In the way you select them, in how you motivate each of them, in how you find a way to set direction and find out how you can get the best from each of them to help deliver the business outcome and results.

In fact, knowing each of their talents, gives you the opportunity to think out of the box and create all kinds of development opportunities that maximize their talents into real strengths. Happier employees, higher productivity, better outcomes!


So, why waiting? You have nothing to lose. Moreover, what do you gain? And what holds you back to start doing so? Take the lead of your talents, your happiness at work, and your employees will follow!


You need some help? Reach out to me for strengths coaching, career guidance or strengths-based projects

[email protected], www.talentspots.be



Categorie├źn: Talents & Strengths, Veerkracht

Plaats een reactie

Oeps!

Oops, you forgot something.

Oeps!

De woorden die je hebt ingetypt komen niet overeen met de opgegeven tekst. Probeer het nogmaals.

71108 reacties

Antwoord mseteit
3:04 op 31 januari, 2023 
chivas long sleeve jersey elite andre ellington youth jersey arizona cardinals 38 home red nfl air max 90 sneaker men cheap all grey shoes real air jordan retro for sale scott kazmir 22 white authentic jersey sale old navy pintuck dress
mseteit http://www.mseteit.com/
Antwoord mseteit
2:21 op 31 januari, 2023 
christian louboutin carmela patent leather bow & tassel red sole pumps 2013 super bowl new nfl jerseys san francisco 49ers 21 frank gore black jerseys impact limited pakistani salwar style kd 7 white and green game dion sims womens jersey miami dolphins 80 alternate aqua green nfl air max white with flowers
mseteit http://www.mseteit.com/
Antwoord sommarbutik
0:59 op 31 januari, 2023 
butterfly sleeve frock washington nationals shamrock hat emmanuel sanders 10 jersey mountain khakis camber 105 air jordan 1 university red nike air jordan 4 women all black red uk
sommarbutik http://www.sommarbutik.com/
Antwoord Annaner
0:42 op 31 januari, 2023 
how much is lexapro 20 mg
Antwoord polofutar
0:20 op 31 januari, 2023 
off the shoulder oversized shirt asics glideride runrepeat womens plus size sun dresses asics gel lyte iii black damen yellow moncler jacket
polofutar http://www.polofutar.com/
Antwoord ecanninc
0:04 op 31 januari, 2023 
oklahoma city thunder shirt no bad ideas devin flex cap childrens crochet hat pattern free red glitter chucks san francisco giants world series hat 2010 january 2017 salomon xt 6 pink
ecanninc http://www.ecanninc.com/
Antwoord belpages
23:51 op 30 januari, 2023 
adidas ultra boost 4.0 all black limited troy aikman youth jersey dallas cowboys 8 home navy blue nfl womens loafers on sale cheap ua shoes oklahoma sooners 23 red jersey second hand north face jacket
belpages http://www.belpages.net/
Antwoord smileytips
23:41 op 30 januari, 2023 
small coach wallets for women leopard print louboutin heels blue knit dress primus lite ii bio mens best adidas superstar womens red bottom slides
smileytips http://www.smileytips.com/
Antwoord andylampert
22:54 op 30 januari, 2023 
los angeles rams fan shop for cheap youth nike steelers 66 david decastro red youth stitched nfl limited afc 2017 pro bowl jersey karl lagerfeld paris blayze peep toe bootie louboutin wedding shoes mens the hundreds boonie hat ebay nice blue dress
andylampert http://www.andylampert.net/
Antwoord tecnomagzne
22:06 op 30 januari, 2023 
chivas long sleeve jersey elite andre ellington youth jersey arizona cardinals 38 home red nfl air max 90 sneaker men cheap all grey shoes real air jordan retro for sale scott kazmir 22 white authentic jersey sale old navy pintuck dress
tecnomagzne http://www.tecnomagzne.com/
Antwoord sellergyllc
21:27 op 30 januari, 2023 
butterfly sleeve frock washington nationals shamrock hat emmanuel sanders 10 jersey mountain khakis camber 105 air jordan 1 university red nike air jordan 4 women all black red uk
sellergyllc http://www.sellergyllc.com/
Antwoord Janephamp
20:04 op 30 januari, 2023 
celebrex generic brand
Antwoord tecnomagzne
19:10 op 30 januari, 2023 
christian louboutin carmela patent leather bow & tassel red sole pumps 2013 super bowl new nfl jerseys san francisco 49ers 21 frank gore black jerseys impact limited pakistani salwar style kd 7 white and green game dion sims womens jersey miami dolphins 80 alternate aqua green nfl air max white with flowers
tecnomagzne http://www.tecnomagzne.com/
Antwoord snywlt
19:02 op 30 januari, 2023 
pandora sparkling clip charm christian louboutin python seattle mariners mlb hat for sale cowboys dowdle pandora stackable heart ring lands end t shirt dress
snywlt http://www.snywlt.com/
Antwoord daileen
18:51 op 30 januari, 2023 
moncler x off white jacket youth nike eagles 58 jordan hicks white stitched nfl new elite jersey black pretty little thing dress justin herbert color rush white crop shirt for women mountain light triclimate jacket
daileen http://www.daileen.net/
Antwoord catfishmoe
17:10 op 30 januari, 2023 
womens wide width winter shoes union jack fascinator cost of oakley prescription sunglasses columbus blue jackets military jersey velvet bow dress tartan blouse
catfishmoe http://www.catfishmoe.com/
Antwoord vanllen
15:38 op 30 januari, 2023 
nike air max 2015 white pink black
vanllen http://www.vanllen.com/
Antwoord novynha
15:33 op 30 januari, 2023 
kinder kobe xi west ham shirt for cheap coach snap card case with butterfly print nike leather wedge sneakers tottenham grand slam polo for cheap
novynha http://www.novynha.com/
Antwoord kaasajans
15:31 op 30 januari, 2023 
xr glitter case michael kors logo wallet bottom of feet yellow and red patagonia gilet mens sale amazon birthday dress pleated gowns dresses
kaasajans http://www.kaasajans.com/
Antwoord flowimg
15:23 op 30 januari, 2023 
what shoe has the red bottom yellow ankara dresses nike hommes free run noir limited chris snee mens jersey new york giants 76 camo fashion black nfl coach marleigh colorblock nike nfl atlanta falcons customized elite youth white road jersey sale
flowimg http://www.flowimg.com/