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Motivating and Encouraging Your Team Towards Common Goals

[fa icon="calendar"] Mar 6, 2017 7:00:00 AM / by Trevor Stevenson

Trevor Stevenson

From http://www.huffingtonpost.com/karen-elizaga/how-women-sabotage-themselves-at-work_b_5241210.html 

Some of our clients run into barriers around motivating and engaging their staff, getting people “on board” with change, or getting support from colleagues and superiors, essentially, creating change WITH others. Although researchers have been exploring the traits of successful leaders, we knew their models of leadership weren’t keeping pace with the changes we were seeing in the workplace. When we came upon the Conscious Communication model, we knew we found the missing piece of the puzzle.

The following is a brief primer on conscious communication and why it works.

 

Every leader needs to be able to do two things:

  1. Get things done. Leaders have goals to meet, objectives to accomplish, deliverables and schedules to manage. Getting things done involves the effective application of processes and the development of productive work habits.
  2. Make things happen. Leaders must rely on others to achieve objectives—this requires motivating and engaging other people in the pursuit of common goals. Making things happen requires an understanding of human psychology and beyond that, a desire to, and method of connecting with of others.

Traditional management models are mostly focussed on getting things done: improving processes, automation and efficiencies, and directing others to master repetitive tasks. This is the chasm that we realized leaders continuously face. Being productive, organized and process-oriented is no guarantee that you’ll be able to engage staff, colleagues or superiors to embrace your vision, ideas, priorities and ways.

More and more people are paid to think creatively and work with more autonomy while contributing to their teams. We want to be connected to what we are doing. We want to see and experience the value in our work. We need to cultivate and share knowledge. We are in a time where a workforce’s collective ability is more important than its technical knowledge or manual skills alone. 

 

Conscious Communication is the Strongest Approach to Leadership

Excellence in leadership is no longer about mastering processes, systems or structures, it is about inspiring and engaging people with different mindsets, personalities, and emotions around common objectives.

 

Conscious Communication changes leadership by raising your consciousness about how you really get results. It's the integration of:

  1. Thinking
  2. Emotions
  3. Perceiving
  4. Language
  5. Listening
  6. Influencing
  7. Empowering
  8. Learning 
  9. Meaningful results

To support leaders to adopt the practice of conscious communication, we focus on real world skills and strategies, and introduce you to methods that go beyond concepts to embody the skills in action.

 

Conscious communication is key to our coaching process. As we are coaching leaders, we are also teaching them to become coaches themselves. This is the ultimate in knowledge transfer.

  • First, we empower leaders to create the right conditions for peak performance in themselves and to become aware of, and in control of, their own ways of being.
  • Then, we help leaders share strategies so that they can successfully guide their own team members to think, act and lead autonomously.
Through learning and practicing the Conscious Communication model, you come to understand your unexamined limits, your own perceptions, emotions and habits. As you improve in these methods of personal leadership, your influence begins to inspire the same in others.

All of our workshops, development programs and coaching services use the conscious communication approach.

We believe in it because we’ve seen it work for so many leaders and teams. We’d like you to experience the power of great leadership, too—talk to us about your leadership journey: learning about your vision is our treat—the first encounter’s always free.

 

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Topics: Leadership

Trevor Stevenson

Written by Trevor Stevenson

Trevor Stevenson is President of The Leadership Group. Trevor believes in being driven by passion, collaborating with others, fun brain breaks and unwavering focus. He applies this philosophy to his own life and to The Leadership Group's coaching programs.