Sometimes it can be hard to see what we need to get to the next level. We know we want something different, for ourselves and our organizations, but we don’t know how to get there. It feels like two steps forward, one step back.
What does it take to create the breakthrough?
In my work with leaders and teams, I am always looking out for a few things:
A recent client, Jean,a senior leader at her organization, called me up with what she said was a lack of vision. Jean thought it was a mindset issue, but it became clear to me that this wasn’t her problem. Jean had a clear direction for her organization – she had plenty of vision! What she lacked was the time to articulate the vision so that she felt confident AND enroll her team in it –both a behavior and a structure challenge.
We worked together to free up Jean’s time and create a new meeting structure so that she could communicate her vision regularly to the team. Soon after, she was proactively inspiring the team around her vision, which meant greater alignment, focus, and impact for everyone. Jean was leading in a very different way and loving the results. A successful break through is going to include all of these elements: mindset, behavior, and structure.
I’m often asked for resources and source of inspiration on how to get unstuck, so I thought I’d share some of my recent favorites.
Getting unstuck sometimes feels impossible, but I can assure you that it is not! With support from people who have been through it before, a bit of self-reflection, and a look at the three levels of what it takes to make change, you will definitely make it happen. If it feels like the right time for a breakthrough in your leadership, work or organization, I’d love to support you! Schedule a free consultation with me here.