Welcome to 2018; resolutions are made, friends are cheered, hundreds of FB and WhatsApp messages answered and its time to start 2018 off right, or left if you are so inclined.
Another year of exciting adventures, cultivation of a positive attitude and the creation of amazing memories, a few right decisions and enough money to make it through to 2019. Plan complete, or is it? Where is the personal development, the investment in you, apart from waistline, fillers and a cosmetic smile.
As a Leadership Coach/Lecturer people ask me how my diving is applicable when it comes to teaching leadership. Sometime I even ask myself, but i try and not answer as talking to yourself is still frowned upon.
Well over the next few weeks I will provide some examples of this and see if you agree, and if you don’t then please let me know, and if you stop reading my posts then I will be back to 1 reader, so I hope what I say speaks to you.
My first example is simple…listening.
Not the listening where you just nod and smile, prepare your answer while they are still talking and wait for the other person to take a breath.
No, the listening where you take notes, you paraphrase back and even, yes I know heaven forbid, ask more questions. Well it is New Year and this seems like a great resolution.
I know you have heard this before and basically it comes back to, nice idea BUT, I am too busy and really…what’s in it for me.
Each day, as a leader, you are expected to make decisions, from simple to critical, to ensure the livelihood of the business, your employment and your future, however how much do you truly listen to indicators to make a better decision. Make your life easy…give this listening thing a go.
If I had not listened to my mother when I was young I will still not make my bed every morning, so do you treat conversations as just white noise, distractions and possibly a little longwinded for my attention span.
When you attend my ‘Deep Dive into Leadership’ course you will be trained to listen, (yes thats right it’s a skill). You will learn to listen attentively and actively to ensure you are fully informed before making decisions.
What’s in it for you I hear you ask…simple…here are 7 examples:
- You learn new things
- You become more imaginative
- You make better decisions
- You gain more empathy
- You gain new friends and interests
- You gain greater trust as a leader
- You improve self esteem and self confidence
So its time to ‘Dive For Your Life’ and join my 5 day ‘Deep Dive Into Leadership’ program.
Think of it as the best New Year resolution you have EVER made.
Make 2018 incredible and don’t f**k it up.
Contact +601118806743 or josh (at) introducing.com.my. Happy bubbles