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My Leadership Themes for coaching others:


Think of it as kind of a tried-and-examined “menu” – behaviors and skills it’s best to think about engaged on and creating, to study, work, and lead others in higher and stronger methods. Here they’re in detail:

Theme 1: Execute and Deliver

Select-Pick and communicate a handful of issues needed to attain results, and actively manage out distractions. Apply 80/20 rule

Structure-Build and evolve the group, its buildings, methods, administrative, and different frameworks for agility and leanness

Deploy-Recruit, assign, and retain succesful individuals who care deeply

Empower-Delegate excellently, offering full context and giving the leeway/authority for the “how”

Ask/listen-Manage transmit/obtain ratio. Seek out and hearken to individuals at all levels, fostering candor wanted for pace of execution and delivery. Study all areas to right level of element

Assess-Analyze, suppose critically, use knowledge, on-the-ground reality, opinions, intuition, expertise, technical and practical knowledge to understand the scenario fully and clearly

Fix-Ongoing change without delay persistently low-performing and off-track strategies, tactics, plans, work streams, individuals, organizations, prospects, suppliers, and so on.

Be time-good-Use time wisely – takes things on the proper tempo for the suitable reasons. Use yet don’t overuse urgency

Determine-Make and communicate selections directly

Defend-Manage threat in stability with innovation

Reply-(moderately than react) to the sudden/what’s upsetting

Distribute fixing-Guide all to unravel problems on their very own

Contain-”Manage in the middle:” Become involved in the right details at the proper levels for the right causes. Be consistent about this

Deliver on the promise-Constantly does what says. Is dependable, delivers results on-time, on-finances, as promised. Is results-oriented.

Drive-Works hard, work ethic, excessive self-motivation with out severe imbalance (for self, or caused to others)

Succesful-Applies ones’ expertise, smarts, data and experience (and common sense) effectively. Knows own limits and adjusts accordingly

Operate prudently-Monitor and spend assets wisely, neither to excess nor with over-reluctance. Balance incomes with spending wisely

Theme 2: Lead and Engage

Spread the individual possession mindset-Model and information all to think and act as owners 24/7. Frame: “What would I/you do if I/you owned the place?”

Map vision-Select, evolve, and communicate a simple and provoking imaginative and prescient, strategy and roadmap

Encourage-Interact folks by sharing the non-public “why” behind your imaginative and prescient. Avoid doing issues that disengage/demotivate others

Follow by-Preserve commitments consistently

Challenge-Be sharp-edged or tough when needed, in the right forum, sparingly, at once. Do not keep away from crucial conversations

Foster accountability-Preview and apply penalties pretty, each optimistic and otherwise, with out undue delay. Recognize wins.

Be true-Act with integrity, ethics, and brave authenticity. Know and work in sync with values, core purpose

Disrupt-Be a change agent when/as wanted / challenge the process or established order. Stability when to ask for permission versus search forgiveness after taking a risk. Be daring

Evolve-Seek & respond to suggestions on self, folks, and org. Self-observe, strive new methods, learn. Develop achievement and balance. Develop / broaden capabilities as a pacesetter and government

Build capabilities-Spend money on, be candid with, coach, sponsor, mentor, and develop workforce, teamwork, and rent/identify successor(s)

Play-Create a place for enjoyable, humor, work-as-constructive-play

Impact-Look after personal, org’s affect on lives, society and the planet

Steadiness-Discover and mind a healthy steadiness between work and life exterior of labor, and model/help that among for others

Theme three: Connect with others

Emphasize relationships-Make understanding the individuals on ones’ workforce, colleagues, clients, competitors, future talent/candidates, and community a precedence on par with delivering results

Relate-Assess and construct interpersonal EQ. Search and know others’ goals, hopes, and challenges, and share similar with them. Show care, concern, and empathy for others

Trust and construct belief-Be honest and simple with others. Develop and grant trust and respect. Repair trust issues well timed – “make it proper.”

Own-Avoid blaming others. Take accountability (fosters belief)

Resolve-Repair / resolve conflicts with colleagues, and among them, proactively and promptly, and/or discover then maintain a level of appropriately productive tension

Network-Determine, invest in, and evolve networks with others both internally and externally

Obtain-Ask and pay attention versus direct or inform

Collaborate-Work successfully with others towards own (and shared) goals. Make cheap gives to and requests from others. Request and supply help in steadiness. Search consensus where acceptable. Present others reciprocity

Talk-Converse and write properly. Be type, candid, reachable and responsive in well timed ways. Match properly audience with communication technique and message. Know when to remain silent

Be at ease-Be approachable, comfy to talk to, and aware of your influence on others. Entice, rather than repel, ideas. Avoid offended outbursts, loss of composure

Fit in or change culture-Operate within org norms, or influence to vary them

Build a model and narrative-Develop a known “brand” / signature that’s distinctive and authentic

Theme four: Influence

Learn the room-Assess unspoken and apparent needs of others in actual time, and tailor communication accordingly

Be assured-Be calm and encourage calm in others. Know ones’ value is 100% irrespective of who else is within the room. Avoid self-doubt or self-criticism. Keep away from scripting / over-reliance on visual aids

Present savvy-Know when to inquire, assert, and stay silent. Maintain track of ones’ influence on others, adjust accordingly

Be bold-Present one can participate in massive image(s) outdoors of fast wheel house with compelling concepts and insights

Be polished-Have a refined presence: Dress a level up, inside org norms. Grooming and look in step with tradition

Develop gravitas-Be a robust voice that is right-sized when it comes to ego (sprint of swagger) and NOT conceited. Welcome opportunities to discuss opinions / concepts. Hearken to others

Simplify-Be a clarifying/simplifying power amongst others

WIIFY-Discover “what’s in it for you” avoid “I win / You lose”

Rely the chips-Manage the give and take of influence

Champion-Make the case compellingly at the right time to the precise audience