Are you focussed on where you want to spread your wings either emotionally, mentally, personally and professionally? Do you have a strong sense of what’s important to you and your business for this next half of the year?
Many of our clients have told us that they have finally had the opportunity to see with ‘eagle’ eyes the landscapes around them and reflect on their own priorities. This time now will be important to start putting those priorities in place.
Some of our clients have been such ‘busy bees’ with leading their teams, leading their business or supporting others that they have told us that they simply need to take a break.
A few clients have had a mixture with ‘butterflying’ around; feeling they need to be busy doing something but not sure quite what to focus on.
I’m also delighted to say that some clients have been scanning the horizon for opportunities and have found them; creating growth and new ventures for themselves and their business. These ‘meerkats’ have kept a great look out and have built new foundations to expand.
Whichever space you are in, taking some proper time out at this time of year is important. It gives you a chance to develop 2020 to be just as you and your business want.
So which space are you in right now? Are you ready to spread your wings?
If you’ve decided that you are in ‘eagle’ mode, then the most helpful reflections are to check that you are truly in balance to take the best flight forward. How especially are your personal and professional priorities balanced? ‘Eagle’ mode can sometimes mean you’ve a tendency towards perfectionism so is that causing tensions for you personally or as you lead others? Mentoring programmes or leadership training for organisations and individuals can really help here.
If you’ve decided you are in ‘busy bee’ mode then taking a break is a proven tool to help! However, if nothing changes when you get back, it’s only pressed the pause button not the restart button and you will be back in the same chaos very soon. How can you do things differently, deal with people differently, prioritise your time and energy differently? Leadership means leading yourself successfully as much as leading others well. How skilled are you? We’ve seen great success with a variety of tools here with different clients from mentoring programmes through to tailored training in the areas of Time Management, Emotional Intelligence, Resilience and Leadership. Once leaders or entire organisations work together to understand triggers and raise awareness then great results happen naturally.
If you’ve been ‘butterflying’ around, then the big question is what are you avoiding? Distraction activities and keeping busy are all things we do when we’ve lost our way. Avoiding something is much harder work than facing something. Avoidance is very draining. When was the last time you let yourself stop, pause and reflect? Have you given 100% focus to your challenge or have you been just 'butterflying' around? What’s making you feel uncomfortable and why? Training and mentoring programmes can be helpful here for businesses and business leaders. Some private clients have realised they want to make very significant changes and our Career Crossroads service has given them the support to do that in a flexible way. Spreading your wings simply means doing it in the most helpful positive way for you.
If you’ve been in ‘meercat’ mode then that’s a lovely result in our current climate. Our clients have used us through both mentoring and training programmes to continue to build on their success. Opportunities are great things – they just need managing carefully to maximise the results for both people and business. We’ve shared training as our clients have grown and expanded or acted as a sounding board through mentoring, as they build sustainable changes for themselves and their businesses.
Every feeling from total grey to seeing bright Summer possibilities. It has definitely been a very varied time with all the different businesses and business leaders we work with. Whatever the circumstances though, there are always the key themes of training and developing people and teams positively through finding the right training and mentoring programmes just for them.
Please contact us so we can help you explore what training or mentoring solution will help you spread your wings – just as you want!
Wishing you every success and a wonderful Summer ahead! 😊