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Limitless Leadership-Commitment starts with you

If your team or business is not committed, it can mean a lot of work and ‘noise’ and usually will not achieve the desired outcome.

Having true commitment in a work context is like having a lamp turned on to full capacity—no dimming or power saving here. If individuals in your team are only complying, then the lamp needs to be plugged in and turned on regularly or it will never shine as brightly.

Compliant behaviour is an action or act, and usually has a short-term result that is demanded. Commitment is earned (not controlled) and inspired—it comes from within.

You are the focus, and true commitment has to come from you. Truly committed leaders are ‘all-in’. They are not sitting on the sideline because they have to be there. Commitment comes from four areas:

Purpose

As an individual, you need to understand your purpose, the purpose of others and the purpose of your organisation.

As a leader, what have you done to share your organisation’s purpose, and coach and mentor individuals in your team to understand their purpose and that of others?

Belief

What can you do, with each team member, to instil and build belief in what they need to do and why they are doing it? As a leader, do you have self-belief in what you stand for? Are your values aligned to that of your team and what it believes in?

Motivation

We have internal and external motivations at work. Our external motivators may include incentives, working conditions and our role title. Our internal motivations drive us. What motivates you and those in your team? Do you simply manage these motivations or do you really identify these motivations and satisfy them?

Planned effort

Commitment can occur by knowing what you need to achieve and having the internal motivation and self-belief that you can do it. Knowing is one thing, but action makes things happen. What planned effort are you accountable for? How, as a leader of self or others, are you driving this?

Look out for what’s not being said, as non-verbal cues can really demonstrate someone’s level of commitment. What physiological traits are you exhibiting that demonstrate your commitment? They are easy to see in others. If someone says, Sure I'll get that done, with little eye contact, slumped shoulders and no enthusiasm, I would delve into this person's level of commitment.

Renée

Renée has published her first book “Limitless Leadership”- A guide to leading from the inside out. Order your copy today! www.reneegiarrusso.com or www.amazon.com

Renée Giarrusso is an accomplished author, facilitator, speaker, trainer and coach who works with high performing leaders and their teams across a myriad of industries and organisations. She passionately helps leaders fulfill their full potential resulting in increased motivation, communication and connection. Her expertise in growing and developing capability and behavioral change around leadership, communication, transition, presenting and sales effectiveness leave her clients inspired, re-energised and with improved results.

 

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Melbourne February 27th and 28th 2017

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Please note we can also run this program in-house across 3 levels of management

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Build subliminal rapport by shaping and shifting your message

“If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head

If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart”

-Nelson Mandela

Team diversity and the need to shape and shift your message to communicate effectively is a given. Being an effective communicator is imperative to your leadership success and a skill worth investing the time in to master and not just manage. Every interaction you have is with someone with a different view of the world, never assume people see, hear or feel things the way you do.

Being in rapport with individuals and therefore your team as whole is so important. When in real rapport this equates to influence and people will be more honest and open. Keep in mind we go in and out of rapport with people so don’t assume this is a given. You need to work at it and consciously build and foster this.

As a leader we need to step back and ask the honest question “Am I getting the response I need?” Although you may have communicated what you believe is a clearly constructed message unless you are getting back the reponse you are after you need to change something.

Your message is communicated through many factors including your words, posture, stance, voice inflection, silence, gestures, tone, pitch and pace. Even the loudness or the softness of your voice can change your message to mean something quite different, than you set out to communicate. As the old adage goes “it’s not what you say, but how you say it”.

Think of casually asking your team to be on time to a meeting to asking them in a more formal forum with a deeper tone and voice projection? Be open to change and shift one or some of the variables that make up your message until you get the desired response you are after.

A few shape shifting ideas:

Tone:

If you are motivating someone lagging behind be more upbeat and project your message with a bit of “Oomph” instead of matching their laid back approach and encouraging more of what you don’t want. Matching tone can assist in building what I call subliminal rapport. This can be done face to face and over the phone/Skype.

Pace:

Speaking more quickly can convey a sense of urgency when you need to have a task done. It creates energy behind the action you are focusing on. Make your pace congruent with your message. Slightly match the pace of whomever you are speaking with and make sure it is in line with the message you are conveying.

Words:

Be a bit more like John, as I say. If John uses big words match a few, if he speaks in detail and you don’t then match him halfway. Matching similar words and the “chunk” size of information, large or small, can subconsciously change your message and how it is received. Remember, don't match acronyms and words you don't understand, ask what they mean as this in turn helps build rapport and shows a bit of vulnerability from your end.

Environment:

If you are communicating the same message in the same room sitting at the same boardroom table change it! I always think of open plan offices (which I love) where people seem to have certain types of conversations always in the same place. or the same meeting room. Change it up and see what happens!

Physically match your message:

Be an observer of you…that’s right…disassociate yourself and look at how you are standing, leaning and what your gestures and expressions are conveying. Are they in line with your message?

Stay open, flexible and adaptable, people are like colors, you need to be a rainbow!

Have fun with this and build your shape shifting muscle and leadership at the same time. Don't change who you are, instead dial your communication style and words up or down in a subtle way and create subliminal rapport.

Renée has just completed her first book “Limitless Leadership”- A guide to leading from the inside out. Order your copy today! www.reneegiarrusso.com

Renée Giarrusso is an accomplished author, facilitator, speaker, trainer and coach who works with high performing leaders and their teams across a myriad of industries and organisations. She passionately helps leaders fulfill their full potential resulting in increased motivation, communication and connection. Her expertise in growing and developing capability and behavioral change around leadership, communication, transition, presenting and sales effectiveness leave her clients inspired, re-energised and with improved results.

Register and join us: 5 PLACES LEFT

Limitless Leadership Master Class- 2 day Public Workshop!

Melbourne October 10th & 11th

2017-Melbourne February 27th & 28th

Limited to 14 places per program.

www.reneegiarrusso.com

Contact us today to learn more about our in-house or public programs

“The Top Fifteen Percent Leader” A dynamic interactive leadership program, run as an openly facilitated program 3 hours a month over the year!

Download our FREE whitepaper and program details

www.thetopfifteenpercentleader.com.au