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I believe everyone is a leader, and there are many ways to lead. So let’s go on a journey to discover or develop your brand of leadership so that you can achieve your goals
WHAT we BELIEVE ABOUT LEADERSHIP
You and I know that the top down, hierarchical, one directional model of leadership is wholly unequipped to deal with our volatile, uncertain, complex, ambiguous (VUCA) world. With so much information and opportunity available to us, we need a way to sense and respond in a creative, collaborative way. One person cannot have the answer.
Today, leadership is a multidimensional way to create something bigger than ourselves. It’s a way to make sense of the world so that we can respond/act in a creative, agile way.
Leadership includes a range of styles and approaches, and is required at all levels so it’s only logical then that everyone is a leader. In everything we do, we can choose to passively go with the flow or lead: actively create the outcomes we want. I can help you find your personal leadership style.
APPROACH YOU WANT for your development
When you combine creativity and focus you can harness the benefits of agility. But why is this important? It’s easier to do all you need to do when you can be agile, creative, and focused. And nobody wants their job or lives to be hard, right?
The approach below works. It’s what my clients want when they are working with me.
BE PURPOSE DRIVEN
There is so much noise about us needing to find our purpose to be happy and successful. But what does this even mean and how do we find it? The good news is that you can find purpose without having to have the answer to the life, the universe, and everything. It doesn’t need to be the big significant “this is what I want to do with my life” thing. Unless that’s what you want. Fundamentally, it’s about the impact that you want to have in YOUR world, not the whole world. So we connect purpose to action.
STRUCTURE AND FLEXIBILITY, TOGETHER
You want a pragmatic and practical approach with frameworks and playbooks to guide you. You don’t want to get tied down into rigid processes and plans. Amen! We will follow the 80/20 rule adjusted for creating impact. Did you know you need 80% flexibility so that you have space to dream big, use your imagination, get creative? Then you only need 20% structure to keep you focused on taking action to achieve your goals.
DESIGN, ACT, LEARN
A process that actually works, that’s what we all want. Learning by doing (experiential learning) is at the heart of progress in real life, it’s how you learned to walk and talk. So naturally you want that when you develop yourself. You don’t want to sit and listen to someone else tell you what to do. (If you do, there are so many TED talks and books out there. I’m happy to make recommendations or check out my blog). And wouldn’t it be great if you could make leaps and bounds in your progress? Of course! That’s why we will focus on transformative actions that will help you fly, rather than just plod through a step by step plan and grind slowly away.
Who are you?
You are ready to develop yourself as a leader.
You’re ready to play bigger at work, at home, or for a cause you care about.
You are ready to act and want help to figure some things out.
This made my challenges less heavy and gave me new ways to approach and overcome them. She did this in a very open, constructive, non-judgemental, and solutions orientated way. Working with Amber helped me prioritise myself amongst all my other priorities. And she gave me some tools to use in the future, so I can continue to navigate life’s challenges more easily.”
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