7 Ways to Know and Present Yourself At Your Best!

Do you dread the question: "What's your story?" or the instant opener: "Tell me about yourself." It happened to me twice in the last week and to be honest I wasn't prepared. I instantly fell into the trap of describing my past and my current situation. Neither memorable nor inspiring!

So I reflected on all the coaching collateral I take my clients through and realized the importance of being in the present tense to be truly present and to share what really makes you tick and what you are choosing to do going forward!

Use the following 7 ways to discover more about who you are!

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From Work to Play, Grow to Flow, Calm to Care and Free to Love

From Work to Play, Conformist to Specialist

  1. Focusing on your strengths
  2. Practicing your craft diligently
  3. Choosing to do your very best
  4. Continuously improving processes
  5. Observing reactive egoic patterns

From Play to Grow, Specialist to Achiever

  1. Focusing on creating value for customers
  2. Setting priorities and saying “No” judiciously
  3. Letting go of your inner personal critic
  4. Actively investing in working together with others
  5. Using your initiative to achieve better results

From Grow to Flow, Achiever to Catalyst

  1. Exercising courage to live up to your own higher values
  2. Healing...
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A Unique Blend of "Outside-In" and "Inside-Out"

The Integral Theory AQAL model, representing All Quadrants All Levels, depicts the four quadrants of human endeavour for Individuals and Groups. By distinguishing the Interior of our lives where our thoughts, view of the world, beliefs, values, norms, rituals and psychology lie, the invisible, from the Exterior, the structures and behaviours we can observe, a new approach to transformation becomes evident.

By uplifting Group Structures (lower right quadrant) and our Individual Psychology (upper left) through strategic and holistic leadership development respectively, we are able to rapidly...

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Achieve in a Single Year what commonly takes Several

leadership development Dec 05, 2015

During the course of my Coaching Practice with more than 50 Senior Executives, nine clients anchored at Achiever and below, agreed to participate in my PhD Research Study. They undertook a Stage Development Psychometric Assessment before and after a 12-month Coaching Program with me.

Totally surprisingly and inspiringly, it turned out that every single client shifted a full stage in leadership development in just the one year instead of what is commonly thought to take several! Most shifted to Catalyst and one client shifted all the way through to Strategist with another knocking on its...

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Stage Leadership Development or Vertical Learning

Uncategorized Dec 05, 2015

84% of the Executive Population (amongst the thousands who have been assessed) are anchored at Achiever and below.

Specialists and Achievers operate extremely well in the corporate world but they are not able to bring about transformational change. However this is not because they do not have the latent capacity to do so.

It is simply because conventional operating systems in organizations are seriously inhibiting our natural development as leaders and the latest findings in neuroscience, emotional awareness, psychological development and spiritual intelligence have yet to be widely...

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The Differences between Effective and Extraordinary Leadership

leadership development Dec 05, 2015

The distinguishing features and qualities of a manager and a leader are well documented. However there is a further shift in leadership capacity for a Senior Executive to become an inspiring strategic transformational leader. It is no longer about extending skill sets or becoming more authoritative. The glass is already full.

Rather, the focus is vertical learning, going up the spiral, where we blend positional authority with personal authenticity. Where we not only embody our values and principles over and above immediate profit outcomes but we’re also focused on how we might...

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What is an Inspiring Strategic Transformational Leader at "Strategist"?

An inspiring, strategic, transformational leader is a Senior Executive who takes responsibility for creating a better world. Through their personal presence, self-expression, awareness of others, and their strong commitment and dedication to their cause, they uplift and empower others.

He or she is calm and composed, trusts their people to make the important decisions that they are closest to, and engages stakeholders widely to explore the terrain for strategic decision-making before proposals are crafted and well before any determinations or commitments are made. They are collaborative,...

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