Wednesday, 1 April 2020

Relationships, Reasons and Routines Guarantee Results

In times of uncertainty, fear often emerges and some people revert to the old command and control.

I encourage you to lean in to yourself. Compete with yourself. Seek to collaborate with everyone else.

My online course Relationships, Reasons and Routines Guarantee Results may help you.

Alternatively just watch this video from the course.



Be remarkable.
Ian

Monday, 30 March 2020

Now is the perfect time for your Heart Leadership complimentary check-up

I've updated my Performance Possibility Pulse Checks to include the elements of the all new Strategy Heartistry service I am providing with Susan Furness.

Learn more about the launch of Strategic Heartistry at the bottom of the page here.

Please download the pulse checks.


I use these pulse checks to conduct my complimentary Heart Leadership Check-up which is 30 minutes online using Zoom.

Now is the perfect time for your Heart Leadership complimentary check-up.


Please download the pulse checks, see where you're at and where you can move to, and then please give me a call to schedule your complimentary check-up.

Be remarkable.
Ian

Friday, 27 March 2020

Are you getting ready for the Big Re-start?

Listen directly to the podcast version of this post here.

Post the pandemic millions of people and organisations will have to Re-start their lives and their enterprises. I predict Re-starts will be far more prevalent than start-ups, at least for awhile. Start-ups will thrive too of course.

Even if you escape this crisis relatively unscathed I suggest a Re-start because the world that emerges from this will be unrecognisable from the one we left behind a few weeks ago.

The wisest people of course are already deep into strategic thinking and co-creating the plans to execute new strategies.


Where are you at?


I’m in the leadership development business. My main practice for over 30 years has been as mentor for people wanting to remain on their leadership development edge. In recent times I’ve been highlighting that I believe that Heart Leadership is the new normal.

As a human race I believe we’re done with head leadership, particularly that masculine energy that seeks eternal growth and the maximisation of profits at any cost. Regardless of the various catastrophic failures of risk management evident, this old world leadership is directly responsible for our plight. We all need to pivot away as fast as possible.

The folk at Local Futures have a great deal to offer us. They began a quest over 30 years ago to “renew ecological, social and spiritual well-being by promoting a systemic shift towards economic localization.”

Here’s a quote from a piece on their website about globlisation:

“Poverty, climate change, the breakdown of democracy, an epidemic of depression – the world is facing a convergence of crises. The cause? Economic globalization.” 

Here's the full article.

Here is another great Local Futures piece about localisation.

And here yet another about big picture activism.

In the latter they say “Millions of people are already working to build a better world. What if they joined forces to create systems-level change?”

What if? indeed. 

I know myself I’ve been a Possibility Activist for most of my life. This year I’ve begun accelerating collaborating with my colleagues to bring greater value to the table.

One such collaboration with Susan Furness is Strategic Heartistry. This unique alternative to strategic planning launches online on the 21st April and 23rd April 2020. 


Who will you become. What will you do next?

My suggestion is begin with a roundtable, as soon as you can arrange one online with the people closest to you, yet not living with you. Host one at home too!

I suggest answering this question How will we re-start our lives and our work locally, nationally and globally?

If I can facilitate this for you please give me a shout.

Do Your Work.

Be remarkable.
Ian

Wednesday, 25 March 2020

When games change, we must change how we play and/or make up new games

We are all making life up as we go along right?

I love this just under 5 minutes video by one of my favourite authors Yuval Noah Harari. It's about our 'imagined realities'; religion, our legal, political and economic systems (including money), just to name a few of our made-up concepts.



It's time to make up new rules, systems, ways of being etc etc right? The world has changed and much of what we believe with it.

I'm continually doing this myself and helping others too. Right now I'm investing time and energy in reimagining and repurposing my world and the world's of my clients. i want to guarantee that the post virus restart will be remarkable, meaningful and valuable. You?

I'm also in the process of creating with my colleague Susan Furness a brand new approach to setting strategy and plans to execute. We're calling it Strategic Heartistry. More on this very soon.

Who will you become?

What will you do next?

Be remarkable.
Ian

Monday, 23 March 2020

Who leaders with heart are and what they do in times of crisis and fear

I'm really excited to be co-hosting a complimentary online event with my friends and colleagues Anne Riches, Gary Edwards, Glenn Capelli and Susan Furness on Tuesday 31st March at 4 pm Australian Eastern time.

It will be live learning and where what we say will be important yet nowhere near as important as what you hear yourself say to yourself, and who you become and what you do next.

The world needs leaders with heart inspiring us, especially in times of crisis and fear. 


Details and registration here.

Be remarkable.
Ian

Friday, 20 March 2020

Real leadership is love in action. Be someone to lean on

Listen directly to the podcast version of this post here.

There’s a lot of telling go on right now in the world isn’t there? Some of it is necessary of course.

Yet a lot of the chaos is unnecessary in my view. The good news is it presents a wonderful opportunity for leaders with heart.

With fear, uncertainty, and concern dominating it's the perfect time for leaders with heart to step up and inspire people to feel safe, find hope and to create a simple yet profound strategy and plan-on-a-page to turn possibility into reality.

To this end I’m co-hosting a big picture online conversation with the members of my mentoring team Anne Riches, Susan Furness, Gary Edwards, Glenn Capelli. This will be not be a do this or that talk fest, rather a heart to heart conversation. It's complimentary. Please register here.

For now please practice heart leadership.


Heart Leadership is seeing, sometimes unearthing, and mostly magnifying and enhancing the essence of people including our own.

Heart Leadership is the new normal.

We’re tired of head leadership. It’s on full display day in the ignorance and arrogance of many of our political and institutional leaders and dare I say many in business too. Head leadership is illustrated by a lack of good judgement which is a key component of wisdom. The face of such leadership is evoking fear in people.

Heart Leadership in contrast comes from a place of love, the antidote to fear.

To love ourselves and each other takes courage. It’s about seeing every human as the one-of-a-kind that each of us is.

The Ancient Greeks had four words for love. Two I’m sure you know - eros (romantic love) and agape (love in a spiritual sense).

The other two are not generally as well known. There's storge, meaning natural affection like parents feel for their children.

And then there's philia. This is the one I find the most insightful for organisations. Philia is often translated as affectionate regard or friendship. We need more philia in our organisations. It will lead to more philia in the world.

What the world needs now is love, sweet love
It's the only thing that there's just too little of.

Says the great Burt F. Bacharach / Hal David song.

I find it simple (not always easy) to have affectionate regard for people because I know everyone of us is a one-of-a-kind human being. Only the hardest of heart can’t not love a one-off.

Who will you become?

What will you do next?

The world needs you and I to lead with heart and to be the someone others can lean on.

Should you be looking for someone to lean on yourself, you can lean on me.

There’s 4 ways below that you can lean on me right now.

Do Your Work.

Be remarkable.
Ian

4 ways that you can lean on me


1) Just give me a call. No strings attached. My number is 0418 807 898.

2) Join in the complimentary online conversation at 4 pm ADST on 31st March ‘Who leaders with heart are and what they do in a crisis’ My mentoring team colleagues Anne Riches, Susan Furness, Gary Edwards and Glenn Capelli will be co-hosts. Here again is the registration link.

3) Let’s work together online. We can all be in the safety of our own homes or where ever safe is.

I’ve successfully transitioned to working with clients 80% online these days using Zoom and telephone and text. Believe me I didn’t anticipate anything, I just made a lifestyle choice. Nevertheless I’m glad I have expertise now to do great work online.

While the coronavirus remains a threat I’m offering all my online services at half the normal fee. This means a great investment when you take into account that there can be  2 to 15 people engaged in any one session. Please give me a call to explore further. My updated services are overviewed in the this PDF.

4) Take advantage of joining the online master-mind group that begins next week where for you and your organisation participation is just $55 per person for each 3 sessions. Register at this link or contact me should you prefer an invoice. Be quick because numbers are limited to ensure the greatest take aways.

Wednesday, 18 March 2020

Real leaders ensure our safety and make us feel safe

In times of uncertainty and fear real leaders stand out because they ensure our safety and make us feel safe.

Simon Sinek's circle of safety is a model I like. I recommend watching this short video here. And the longer one here.


I love this post on safety by Bernadette Jiwa where she references Maslow's famous hierarchy of needs:
As Bernadette say "Great leaders don’t just ensure our safety, they also to make us feel safe."

Who will you become?

What will you do next?

Be remarkable.
Ian