Connecting with the people that matter for your business and sharing a moment of gratitude can make the critical difference in their support and loyalty.
Your board consists of professionals who are passionate about your cause, and don’t necessarily consider strategic planning as a way to accomplish purpose. Good news—with some simple steps, you can engage not-for-profit boards in developing an actionable and measurable strategic plan that is fully aligned with your purpose.
You want the same thing your team wants. Perhaps for different reasons, yet both you and your team want to get aligned and achieve results. What if the traditional approach of the leader setting the goals and creating the plan is what stands in the way of truly aligning your team?
SEEING YOUR SHADOW FOR THE FIRST TIME
Watching a child’s reaction to seeing their shadow for the first time is captivating – it’s frightening for them, yet so intriguing. It’s all too similar to our own lives. We too react to new experiences with fear.
RESISTANCE IS A NATURAL EMOTION
If you are in Human Resources, Organizational Development or Talent Development then you have seen first-hand participants in development experiences react to their shadow. Sometimes it’s a reaction to seeing their dark side clearly for the first time, or reacting to new experiences or expectations.
You’re not seeing business results where they need to be, whether it is delivering outstanding guest service, patient-centred care, or sales. Your team members are doing “their job”, but not really looking or thinking forward. You find yourself spending too much time and energy trying to get them excited about delivering at a high level. It’s just not working. So, what do you do?