I also know that there are some patterns of thinking and behaving that don’t always work so well. My logical side gets excited helping people to find ways of thinking and to adopt new strategies for taking action that do get great results and satisfaction.
The virtuous circle effect of approaching things in this way is one of the most powerful aspects and I don’t believe it’s possible for leaders and teams to really change and develop without addressing all three of the elements in my model.
Each time you work around this circle, you get new levels of learning and insight, and more ability to create effective and fulfilling action.
First, only by actually doing things – and doing them well – can leaders and teams be properly fulfilled. As they say, you can’t plough a field by turning it over in your mind.
Second, only by feeling good enough about yourself to be constructively critical, (and not negatively critical or blindly defensive) can people really begin to get a handle on their true potential, as individuals and as teams.
Third, only by really believing in yourself can you create a strong, stable and flexible enough platform to achieve your full effectiveness.
Be more effective > Feel more fulfilled > Think more empowered!