Every job and workplace offer its own unique challenges, but some can become really stifling. Feeling undervalued, unfulfilled, and underappreciated are hardships many of us experience at some point in time. Lack of trust within an organization and not connecting with co-workers are other obstacles that often block our way. It can be frustrating to figure out how to overcome these hurdles when it seems as though we do not always have the power to do so.
External issues can cast a big gray cloud over us, but it is our own individual obstacles – self-doubt, fear, resistance – that really halt our potential for growth. I speak with people who are confused with figuring out their own purpose and their daily struggle to understand self. These frustrations prevent us from being proactive and moving forward – especially when our reputation is at stake.
When conversing with others on these issues, a big question (and doubt) came up: I am not sure how I fit within my company. What role do I play?
Finding your unique brand of leadership is important because it reinforces the fact that you create value for yourself, your company, and the people you serve. It is necessary that you understand how your innate strengths can be used to transform the effectiveness of your organization and maximize your potential.
To say it simply: you are your own solution. And you are a leader.
Years ago, we started to implement leadership programs to help address these issues. Leadership at the Helm and Discover the Leader Within are two that we frequently use to help others tap into their potential and drive performance.
We are providing the tools, but everything comes from you. You offer value to your organization. Understanding how and putting a name to it are steps for you to really believe in the leader that you are. Are you a leader that is driven by decision making? Are you an ideation leader or more of a centered leader? Maybe you create value for your organization by your thorough attention to detail and attitude for excellence. Maybe your energetic personality relieves tension in the room and you are the force that builds others up.
Whatever your leading style is, your unique brand of leadership is an asset, and understanding this can help to maximize your performance within the organization.
For those that find themselves in the Twin Cities in July – or would like to travel there because it is so beautiful in the summer (we promise, no snow!) – we are offering two open enrollment sessions on July 11th (Leadership at the Helm) and July 12th (Discover the Leader Within). If you are unable to make it up and are interested in having one in your hometown, we would be excited to create an event in your area.
Our goal is to provide every individual interested with the tools, confidence, and knowledge to discover their own leader and drive deeper appreciation, trust, awareness, and performance to take into your life and workplace.