Do you wonder what opportunities would arise if your current and emerging leaders truly tapped into their potential? Do you aspire to lead a collaborative team or generate a collaborative organizational culture? Is increased innovation the centerpiece of your hopes? Or are you looking to evolve yourself?
Over the last twenty years, I’ve seen some amazing results when leaders dare to dream. “What would it be like to lead the ideal team?” a senior vice president of research and development wondered. “What could we create together if union and management dropped their long-term animosity and mistrust?” a divisional leader asked. “What level of service could we provide if trauma surgeons and emergency doctors let go of their need to be right and focused more on serving the greater good,” a hospital executive questioned when the county’s trauma system was in jeopardy of closing.
Under our guidance, each leader challenged not only their teams but also themselves to grow. Each leader stayed the course when the road got rocky. And each leader emerged not only successful in their endeavors; their dreams blossomed into results they couldn’t image when they first began.
The Sr. V.P. of R & D made emotionally intelligent collaboration the new way of working. It was so successful that every person in his division became an idea maker and innovations increased dramatically. People felt empowered to work their issues out among themselves, and the workplace became a fun, engaging and inspiring place to be. The rest of the global company took notice and currently many executives have begun their own collaborative journeys.
The county divisional leader saw union grievances substantially reduced, tensions were lessened during contract negotiations, and management and union worked collaboratively on creating and implementing a shared vision.
As for the trauma system, it not only survived, it became one of the best in the state.
“Minds are like parachutes. They only function when they are open.”
Sir Thomas Dewar
"In good times and in bad, pressure offers the power to turbocharge and transform us into the next best version of who we are."
"Don't wait to be pushed into greatness --- Leap!"
"Energetic habits underline and inform all of our perceptual, emotional and behavioral patterns. Change these habits and it is easier and faster to break free from limiting self-definitions, emotional reactions, and behaviors."
" Even Buddha's get the blues."
"Don't believe everything you think."
"Learning is experience. All the rest is information."
"When our attention is deep inside us yet open to what is around us, we operate with wisdom-- with eyes that see beneath the surface of things and with a compassion that serves to inspire us and others to greatness."