~ V. S. Ravi Elangkoh
Many leadership workshops focus on how leaders can accomplish more. In contrast, this leadership module emphasizes something crucial that all leaders must master first and foremost before they can expect real results – the virtuous cycle of self-leadership comprising self-reflection, self-realization and self-refinement.
Psychologist Daniel Goleman, an authority on emotional intelligence in organizations, calls this the leadership paradox in Primal Leadership: “For leaders, the first task in management has nothing to do with leading others; step one poses the challenge of knowing and managing oneself.”
This engagement helps you to mindfully connect with who you are, including understanding your senses, sentiments, skills, strengths and shortcomings at a deeper level. Such an understanding is complemented by the use of independent, established third-party assessment tools, as well as enhanced through Invictus Leader’s intense leadership engagement. These brain-based leadership engagement sessions will stimulate you to think differently, believe differently and ultimately, lead differently, in ways that surpass your self-imposed limitations.
In summary, “Mindful Leadership” shows you how a no-holds-barred internal inquiry of your true self can lead to the authentic external expression of your real leadership capabilities.
There are thousands of books written about leadership; many have participated in countless leadership workshops and coaching sessions. Almost everyone identifies influence as a primary characteristic of leadership. By definition, this means that leadership and position are two different things. You can have a title and a position of power, but this does not mean that you are a leader. Even people without these things can exert influence and hence, leadership.
“Why should anyone be led by you?”
It’s a simple question that executives often find difficult to answer, but this engagement will help you discover the answer to the question.
“Opposable Mind: The Mark of A Leader” will help you to develop a growth mindset. As you evolve into a growth-mindset leader, you will be able to conduct superior negotiations and become sharp at noticing improvement in your employees unlike fixed-mindset leaders who are stuck in their initial impression about others. Furthermore, as a growth-mindset leader, you will be more willing to coach employees and while you are at it, you improve the quality of your developmental coaching skills. Moreover, as a growth-mindset leader, you become fearless about seeking negative feedback from subordinates because you want to improve yourself.
This engagement will help you understand how your mind really works, so you can gain better control over your thinking processes, mind, body and emotions. The enlightened self-awareness will give you the strength to make tough decisions and take the right action, to excel even under pressure.
Employees in a “growth mindset” company are:
47% likelier to say that their colleagues are trustworthy,
34% likelier to feel a strong sense of ownership and commitment to the company,
65% likelier to say that the company supports risk taking, and
49% likelier to say that the company fosters innovation.
In this leadership engagement, you will understand why employees choose to move or stay. You will learn how to engage both the hearts and minds of individuals and teams to be fully and willingly committed to achieve corporate goals.
This engagement will also show you how you can optimize your organization’s talent pool for high-performance results through the right coaching and mentoring. You will discover the 5 key differentiators between coaching and mentoring, and how to conduct both effectively.
We develop Leaders…Leaders develop Leaders…Leaders lead Companies.