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Episode 120 · 4 months ago

5Q Leadership - The Five Questions a Good Leader Can Answer

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The purpose of this guide is to help you align your leadership so that you use your power to most effectively and joyfully achieve what truly matters to you and your team and organisation.

The power of your payoff when you put this into action will be people will look to you for leadership and direction to help them grow as (seemingly effortlessly) as you.

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The five questions a good leader can answer the purpose of this guide is to help you align your leadership so that you use your power to most effectively and joyfully achieve what truly matters to you, your team and your organization. By asking the right five questions. The power of your payoff when you put this into action will be people will look to you for leadership and direction to help them grow as seemingly effortlessly as you. A couple of key questions to be considering as you read, watch or listen to this advantage coaching guide. What is the one thing you will stop doing, start doing or change how you behave or act that will have the greatest impact on your leadership and performance from your learning here? And secondly, what is the single tiniest step you can take immediately that will begin that improvement and by when? Hi, I am...

Dr John Kemworthy and, as your advantage coach, my purpose is to encourage, develop, guide and empower you in the art and neuroscience of expert leadership so that you build a successful organization and create a collaborative, high performing team with engaged, joyful employees. If you would like to learn how advantage coaching can help you, your team and your organization and join me for a complimentary discovery session by applying through the links on the show notes. So what's the problem? Who Does this hurt? Well, if you wanted to go on a journey, the very first question you must answer is where too, and the secondly, why? In fact, you go where because of why? And if you don't know the answer to the two questions, the rest their...

...mood. Now, staff turnover across the globe is at an all time high. Many sectors are struggling to fill positions because job seekers, well, they simply don't want jobs in those sectors. Governments across the globe have reduced immigration and dependency on cheaper foreign workers in those sectors for populist political reasons. From the pandemic. Well, it's made many people realize that they want something more from their work and employer. People who quit their jobs in record numbers, ostensibly for better pay, but they were already plenty disengaged to work before that. And of course, it's not the mediocre or poor performers who are quitting, is the talent who are leaving for greener grass. If you want to retain your talent and thrive in this new future of work, then have a...

...truthful answer for these five questions. What's happening in your brain when someone asks you if you want to come on that journey with it, whether the journey is a new job started, a visit to the public restaurant, holiday, down to the Ukraine or up the road to Your Mum's house? Once your brain has this context where your conscious brain wants to know why, why and if the wire satisfactory for you, your next question is, well, how? How will you get there? What is the root or the plan? What vehicles and weapons do we have available to help us get there or do what we need to do? Once we know where, why and how, we want to know with. We want to know the people involved, what do they bring to the party and if we like them. And all this...

...time your unconscious brain has been tuning their limbic system radio until we FM. Our fifth question. What's in it for me? What way is does this journey satisfying my needs? What's in it for me? My basic physiological needs? How much I do get get paid? Helps a lot here. My Safety and security needs. How much I get paid to help some here. But remember psychological safety, needs? Are The people involved going to be in my tribe? Will I belong? Will they care for me, and will what I bring to this journey matter? Will the people respect me? I'm paid more my matimal we'll I derive meaningful this the why is really important here,...

...and does it boost my self esteem? Well, fancy job titles might work for a little while. Finally, does this enable me to serve others? But why and where should answer this? How much of a problem is this really? Remember, the more basic the personal weird them, the more important it is for survival, and money was natural need in and of itself is the means by which we pay for our basic needs. Now, before the COVID pandemic, employee engagement figures were going from terrible to worse, climbing to hide an eighty five percent employees disengaged in the sudden and unplanned switch to...

...remote work left employees exhausted from all day virtual meetings. The return to the office has been met with cheers and laughter. No, the great resignation. Statistical research into the great resignation since the covid pandemic is suggesting many people quit their jobs due to low pay, lack of opportunities for advartment and feeling disrespected, not being respected by my tribe, not mattering and lowered self worth. Qualitative research shows that, yes, people want more money and respect, but they also really want to be doing something meaningful. The why? It's not just how much money you shove a people, important though that can be. It's about leading well and being able to answer these five questions. Where are...

...we going, why are we going there, how are we getting there, who else is coming along and what's in it for you personally? How can I be better in this area as a leader? It's your job to answer these five questions well. Whether you're wanting to raise engagement and hence performance, influencing them to do something, to change strategy, tactics or destination, encouraging them or to do more, faster with less, recruiting new members or empowering them to take on more responsibility and authority, your answers to these five questions needs to be crystal clear, consistent and congruity. That is what you say, is what you do. And remember that your brain loves stories. We remember stories, we feel stories. Your brain is wired to detect patterns and...

...stories are stored as images and stories are recalled more accurately than facts and they are far more effective as vehicles to convey information. Answer these five questions as a story for your team members, where it will help to use a vivid and century analogy or metaphor to describe your destination. Why chose how you will overcome a problem or problems, the villains of your story, with the how, the weapons and vehicles that you have available and who? The team and the people, are the heroes of this story, not the leader, not you. They bring the skills, the abilities, the knowledge and power to overcome the villains and the W F M. The story re wraps with how...

...going on this journey, satisfying the personal needs of the people to whom you share this story. What next? We'll create your story. Think about movies that have impacted you. They were like going to be personal people or symbolic stories. Personal stories work best because they've come from the heart. Startup founders often use these people's stories. These are about real people. They're also powerful. As a real client who has benefited from your product or service and symbol stories, you could consider a suitable analogy, metaphor, symbol that would work for your business, product or service, journeys, Games, projects, battles and am I want to use one of the universal appeals to help with the most critical personal needs, but only if they are truthful and edifying. Remember,...

...people will do anything for those who encourage their dreams, justify their failures, allay their fears, confirm their suspicions and help them throw rocks of their enemies. What do I do if I need help to do this? Well, your first step is to talk to someone you trust, a medical doctor, a pastor, a true friend, maybe a coach or mentor. Remember, this is a world of rapid change and people want to be reassured by a leader who is consistent. Same story, yet adapts in good time to changing circumstances. Change the story. If you want to consider coaching, you can learn more about advantage coaching so that you can have joy at work and your team becomes united in trust and collaboration. Contact us through the links on...

...the show notes and a range of complimentary, confidential, no obligation discovery session.

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