I often see in so many companies, an employee is successful in their current role, so management promotes them and righteously so. Unfortunately, even though as an example, they may have been an excellent salesperson, that doesn’t make them an excellent leader.
Regrettably, I believe some managers develop a leadership style based on watching the managers around them or managers they have worked with in the past. Without realising it, they have picked up unsuccessful traits along the way. When I get them to think about how they have formed their current mindset and behaviours, based around leadership, they really get to see that it isn’t the way they should be responding or thinking in certain situations today. They get a really good feel and understanding of how their attitudes and current skills are impacting their team.
A Forbes Study showed that employees who feel their voice is heard, are 4.6 times more likely to feel empowered to perform their best work. And a Harvard Business Review showed that employees who say their manager is not good at communication, are 23% more likely to experience mental health declines.
Open and honest communication all starts from the top and then permeates throughout the whole team. A team will copy and follow their manager or the person leading them. If a manager is not effective at communicating and getting their ideas and thoughts across, it makes sense then, that their team will not be functioning as efficiently as they should be.
My mindset training enables managers to lead by example and have the difficult conversations with their team and customers in a timely manner. They will also expect their teams to do the same. They will learn how to ask the right questions and to truly understand what their team members are saying, but more importantly what they are not saying.
Understanding that we don’t have to agree, but we all need to have an environment where we can voice our opinions openly and honestly. Learning how listening to and taking action on our awareness, plays such a significant role in communication and getting a deeper understanding of what is really going on around us.
The strength of the internal communication, between your teams and departments, will greatly impact how your employees communicate and sell their ideas and thinking on issues. No just between their team and other departments, but with your customers as well.
There is no doubt that a team of people who communicate effectively and openly and possess a positive attitude, leads to larger revenue growth, and creates a positive working environment. An environment where your employees want to come to work each day and so will you.
When we deal with our awareness, our chatter and participate in all areas of our life. When we grow mentally and emotionally, the more our lives flourish and subsequently flow so much more smoothly.
Or over the years you may have spent money on motivational training or leadership training, only to feel that over time, your team have gone back to their old ways.
The reason this happens is due to the fact that a person’s mindset is 100% responsible for whether they apply what they have learnt and how quickly they will put the new skills into action.
Their mindset also plays an enormous role in maintaining positive, goal orientated company cultures and productivity.
I believe that it is not motivational training a team require, because motivation comes from within. What motivates one person, will not motivate another. To have motivated teams, firstly teams need to understand how to work cohesively together. Not only understanding what that means, but how to create and maintain that cohesiveness to be able to co-operate and function efficiently.
Toxic, negative and narcissistic employees can slowly drip poison on everyone within an organisation. Even though you may not see it, your customers feel the effects of their toxicity as well.
If you have a manager who is not strong enough, not assertive or persuasive enough, or does not deal with issues in a timely manner and spectates, the toxic, negative, or narcissistic behaviour of the employee will worsen over time.
They destroy team morale; are the reason many efficient employees leave organisations, are anti-team focused and constantly need their ego stroked. They are arrogant and cocky and don’t believe they need to change. They are known as bullies and unfortunately between $6 billion and $36 billion annually is the estimated cost of workplace bullying in Australia (source: http://www.aph.gov.au). How much do you think they are costing your business?
Unfortunately, I have been in business with a toxic and narcissistic business partner. Believe me, they are pure evil. I train from experience, therefore empowering your team members to learn from experience, knowledge, and a proven skill set.
The way you manage and lead other team members, does not work for these types of people. You need a completely new set of management skills. Once I teach you what to be aware of and the red flags to look out for, you will feel their presence immediately when you come in contact with them. You will easily be able to manage them out of your business or personal life for that matter.
Wouldn’t you like to become like all my other clients who are so appreciative that they gave me a call and believe it is the best mindset coaching they have ever invested in?
Just like you are really good at what you do, I am really good at what I do. I specialise in understanding how people ‘tick’ and how to get the best out of them.
Many companies are aware of the importance of self-care, personal development and leadership training for their employees. Focusing on your employees mental and emotional wellness, their attitudinal fortitude and resilience guarantees for everyone involved, an engaged workforce and long-term profitability and productivity.
It doesn’t matter who we are and what we do, we all benefit from continual learning.
My mindset coaching can either be held face-to-face or via zoom. So, if you want to achieve a highly engaged workforce and increase your profitability and productivity, give me a call now. I look forward to working with you and your team.