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Limitless Leadership™: Pivot, innovate and explore new ways of working.

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I’ll be the first to say that our business has been hit hard as so much of our client interaction is face to face. At times like this we need to pivot, innovate and explore new ways of working.

Navigating the virtual leadership world

Earlier this week I ran a virtual workshop to a group of senior leaders of ways to navigate and lead through this time of great uncertainty. One of the exercises we explored was how to leverage time to balance your leadership and stay connected.

How do break up the way you manage yourself to manage time working remotely?

We broke it down into 3 key areas of our balanced leadership model:

Lead People (progressive):

Think things like coaching, mentoring, strategic thinking and team interactions. Plan virtual team catch ups at the start of week and keep 1:1s consistent and locked in.

Manage activity (maintenance):

Think things that are day to day and operational, more in your team than on it. This includes things such as meetings and performance management, task allocation and so on.

Develop self: (leverage you)

Taking your growth, knowledge and leadership to the next level through reading, podcast and webcasts. Things that assist you in being an industry expert. Saving travel time, optimise these cracks of time for self growth.

By gaining balance in each area you will find they feed into each other. Self growth can increase leadership and role capability which therefore impacts on the way you lead.

Looking to continue to invest in your teams leaning, connection and motivation?

We are running our development programs as virtual workshops and group coaching sessions. Contact us to find out more.

What can you do in each area to assist you to innovate in this time of uncertainty?

Lead to be limitless…

 

 

 

If this article has resonated with you in any way – I’d love to hear your thoughts – get in touch.  Being in service to my clients is why I do what I do and your feedback, insight and any suggestions are always embraced.

Find out where you sit on the Leadership Ladder, your responses are anonymous and the results summarised to help us better understand where our market sits, so that we can continue to provide, insights, tools and solutions to assist you move up to be LIMITLESS, co-creative and stand out.

Renée is a mentor, coach, expert facilitator and keynote speaker, She is the author of ‘Limitless Leadership’ and co-author of ‘Leaders of Influence’.

Follow Renée on FacebookInstagramIGTV or Twitter, or subscribe to her blog here or new podcast here.

RG Dynamics has four PUBLIC programs on offer during 2020.  For more details and to register your interest visit Eventbrite.

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Connect through love – not fear

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Working with many leadership teams over the last few weeks I really noticed how much anxiety, distraction and overwhelm was present. Not only in peoples thinking but in their overall demeanour. Even upon driving to sessions I’ve noticed people walking around staring aimlessly at their phones, face masks on and very little human interaction or connection to be seen. I even observed a guy in a lift take his jacket off, wrap it around his hand and then push the lift button.

This isn’t surprising behaviour given the current world events. It is natural for us to come from a place of fear versus a place of love but we need to make a choice and it’s one we all have access to.

Love is a positive emotion that connects us whereas fear disconnects us from others.

Coming from a place of love in situations where we default to fear can serve us in a multitude of ways. Our thoughts determine our feelings and therefore the action we take.

We need to make a conscious effort to:

Be kind

The smallest actions can build deeper connection to self and others and can make a huge difference. I let someone go before me at the checkout at Coles last night and this was received with so much gratitude.

Focus on what isn’t changing and the things you can control

The recent toilet paper fiasco was a result of people doing control in “ overdrive” by overbuying to feel they have some control in the situation.

Look at focusing on small things like daily routines and habits that serve you.

Come from a place of love and perspective, not from a place of blame

Ask yourself “What would love do?” when questioning how to respond to things.

Reflect on your view of the situation and the language you are using

Communication is the response you get. Make sure the team you are leading or are in is fostering open, clear and intentional communication  (especially if now working remotely)

Is this hindering or helping you and others? How is your team interacting?

Show empathy and compassion

Others may view things differently to you so consistently lean in to how others are feeling and appreciate them.

Remind ourselves we are all connected

We know that together we are better and reinforcing the fact we are all connected and have an innate need for connection can drive a connective energy.

Respond vs. reacting

A response is driven by logic opposed to a reaction that is emotionally led and often regretted. Take the time breath, pause and then respond.

Self reflect

Invest in the time to reflect on your story and thoughts from a place of love, this will flow on to your actions.  Being connected to ourselves is vital especially at times like this. It’s the foundation to deeper connective relationships and interactions with others in and out of the workplace.

I’ve recently been writing on The Gift of Connection, one of 12 Gifts, in my upcoming book, consists of two key elements: self connection and connection to others.

We cannot be fully connected to others until we tune in to ourselves. Click To Tweet

I’d love to hear how you  and your teams/s are consciously connecting?  Remember we are here to help you through any challenge you're facing right now.  Please reach out if you need to!

 

To being Limitless…

 

 

 

If this article has resonated with you in any way – I’d love to hear your thoughts – get in touch.  Being in service to my clients is why I do what I do and your feedback, insight and any suggestions are always embraced.

Find out where you sit on the Leadership Ladder, your responses are anonymous and the results summarised to help us better understand where our market sits, so that we can continue to provide, insights, tools and solutions to assist you move up to be LIMITLESS, co-creative and stand out.

Renée is a mentor, coach, expert facilitator and keynote speaker, She is the author of ‘Limitless Leadership’ and co-author of ‘Leaders of Influence’.

Follow Renée on FacebookInstagramIGTV or Twitter, or subscribe to her blog here or new podcast here.

RG Dynamics has four PUBLIC programs on offer during 2020.  For more details and to register your interest visit Eventbrite.

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12: Catalyst Content that Influences Change with Jane Anderson – Part 2

Catalyst Content that Influences Change with Jane Anderson – Part 2

Today’s show is part 2 of a 2-part series where Renee speaks with Strategic Communications expert – Jane Anderson.

With over 20 years’ experience in Personal Branding and Content Creation, Jane has worked with over 50,000 people on building more trust and influence in their businesses and brands.

Her clients include Virgin Australia, Lego, Ikea, Rio Tinto and Origin Energy.

Jane’s blog was recently voted in the top 10 branding blogs in Australia and in the top 30 branding gurus globally.

On today’s show, Jane speaks about:

  • How to get started with your content development;
  • The importance of stories;
  • How to get over your fear of creating video;
  • How to bring the human element into your writing to engage your audience;
  • The leaders who have impacted Jane, and much more.

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About:

Jane Anderson is a Strategic Communications expert. With over 20 years’ experience in Personal Branding and Content Creation she has worked with over 50,000 people on building more trust and influence in their businesses and brands.

Her clients include Virgin Australia, Lego, Ikea, Rio Tinto and Origin Energy.

Jane’s blog was recently voted in the top 10 branding blogs in Australia and in the top 30 branding gurus globally. She won bronze and silver awards at the 2018 Stevie Awards for Women in Business.

She is the host of the iTunes podcast “The Jane Anderson Show” and interviewed world leading experts including Seth Godin, and has been featured in Business Insider, The Today Show, Sky Business, Sydney Morning Herald and The Age.

Jane has won numerous awards including being nominated for the Telstra Business Women’s Awards. She is also the author of 6 books including her latest “TRUSTED: The Level Above Influence.”

 

Limitless Leaders™ Special Podcast Series: 

Want to find out how you can accelerate your mindset, your communication, collaboration and connection to become a Limitless Leader™? , sign up for our Limitless Leaders Podcast Series

Access our Limitless Leaders™ 3-Part Podcast Series, the transcripts, and the Limitless Leadership™ Diagnostic Tool, here: www.ReneeGiarrusso.com/PodcastSeries.

 

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Limitless Leader™ – Be a disruptor – change the future

Disruptor Blue Eyes - Marcel proust quote

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands but seeing with new eyes. – Marcel Proust

Be a disruptor and have a focus on being different, not better.  This can have a huge impact on the way you lead and serve yourself, team and organisation.

This is the level of leadership we dream about.  This level offers such game-changing value to the world that there is a fundamental shift in the playing field.  Wow! In his short post, Dr Scott Yorkovich lists five principles that define the disruptive leader. These resonate with the Limitless Leader ™ journey.

5 Principles that Define the “Disruptor”

They are:

  • disrupt shake up challengeLook at your problems in new ways;
  • Look for the problems others have labeled unsolvable;
  • Focus on direct and simple solutions;
  • Accept failure in the beginning; and
  • Be patient for long-term change and impatient for meaningful impact

The disruptive leader has what we call a Limitless mindset and looks at the circumstances with a reality distortion tool and possesses the ability to assemble a team committed to doing what has never been done. They have the ability to respond to the wind, manage the tide and consider the uncharted ocean ahead. And more often than not, disruptive and positive innovation results.

It’s great to know your current role,  but be aware of your next developmental step and have the drive and focus to get there. Many leaders may have the same levels of capability, but are missing that special and significant difference that makes the difference.

To being Limitless…

 

 

 

If this article has resonated with you in any way – I’d love to hear your thoughts – get in touch.  Being in service to my clients is why I do what I do and your feedback, insight and any suggestions are always embraced.

Find out where you sit on the Leadership Ladder, your responses are anonymous and the results summarised to help us better understand where our market sits, so that we can continue to provide, insights, tools and solutions to assist you move up to be LIMITLESS, co-creative and stand out.

Renée is a mentor, coach, expert facilitator and keynote speaker, She is the author of ‘Limitless Leadership’ and co-author of ‘Leaders of Influence’.

Follow Renée on FacebookInstagramIGTV or Twitter, or subscribe to her blog here or new podcast here.

RG Dynamics has four PUBLIC programs on offer during 2020.  For more details and to register your interest visit Eventbrite.

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Limitless Leader™ Indicator – How open are you to leadership growth?

We continue to get lots of feed back with our Limitless Leader™ Indicator – thank you for all your responses. This tool allows you to see where you sit as a LIMITLESS LEADER™ and how to take your leadership to the next level and be LIMITLESS!

Your responses continue to provide valuable insight into our work, and how we can be in service to you, our amazing clients and collaborate with you on your success.

If you haven't had a chance to do this simply click here 

We will continue to update you with the top line learnings from the survey along with tips and tricks to take your leadership to the next level.

We've seen a slight change in data since we last updated so let's take a look at “growth” again…

 

Limitless Leadership™ Growth

Around 25% of respondents are only a little or somewhat open to growing and being more as a leader – why might this be?  Perhaps it is you don’t see yourself in a leadership position? Click To Tweet

Conversely, 90% of respondents think it’s possible to grow learn and evolve as a leader so that’s encouraging!  These leaders are actively involved in their own growth and personal development – not necessarily in formal education but by accessing other development such as:

  • Reading books / whitepapers
  • Podcasts
  • Blogs
  • Group coaching/mentoring
  • Short courses
  • Networking

How open to growth are you?

What do you have in place to make growth possible? Growth is imperative in any role and you need to get comfortable with being uncomfortable and embrace new learnings.

To lead people you need to minimise the managing of activity, the operational things, and jealously protect your time to develop yourself, your leadership and therefore you team and organisation. You cannot be in service to those… Click To Tweet

 Do you:

  • Know your strengths and areas of development
  • Have a mentor and/or coach
  • Seek feedback from your team, peers and upline
  • Grow your knowledge through networking in and out of your industry
  • Review your habits and what could be getting in the way
  • Jealously protect time to grow and schedule this in
  • Weigh up the cost of NOT developing to you and your team
  • Evaluate your support network

Progressive versus maintenance

Think about the “progressive”” things you do at work versus the “maintenance” type things. I liken it to building a pergola at home to mowing the lawns. The former feels great and is progressive and something you don’t need to do often, the latter is usually pretty non rewarding and has to be done on a regular basis. Look at growing and learning as progressive, focus on the value you can add to your team and the benefits that follow.

What will it cost you and your team NOT to grow, learn and develop?

As always, would love your thoughts…what works for you?

 

Renee Giarrussso Director RG Dynamics Pty Limited Limited Leadership

If this article has resonated with you in any way – I’d love to hear your thoughts – get in touch.  Being in service to my clients is why I do what I do and your feedback, insight and any suggestions are always embraced.

Find out where you sit on the Leadership Ladder, your responses are anonymous and the results summarised to help us better understand where our market sits, so that we can continue to provide, insights, tools and solutions to assist you move up to be LIMITLESS, co-creative and stand out.

Renée is a mentor, coach, expert facilitator and keynote speaker, She is the author of ‘Limitless Leadership’ and co-author of ‘Leaders of Influence’.

Follow Renée on FacebookInstagramIGTV or Twitter, or subscribe to her blog here or new podcast here.

RG Dynamics has four PUBLIC programs on offer during 2020.  For more details and to register your interest visit Eventbrite.