ABOUT SEASON SIX:
In this season, we’re going to be talking about the context of leadership, which is all about answering the question of why. If we give both a framework and a grounding around the why of our visions, our actions, and our plans, we create the transparency, safe space, and alignment around how we can now move forward together as teams and organizations. Simple to say, right? Yes, it’s more challenging to pull off because it requires your mindset, your skillset, and your tool set to apply. Getting it right and getting it wrong has consequences, and in this season, we’ll explore all of that.
DISCUSSION GUIDE FROM TODAY’S EPISODE:
- Frameworks and models are important tools…are roadmaps for why and where, and they provide focus and pacing.
- Models help us frame the context we are operating in.
- “We are our biggest tool….if we know how to use it.” Three keys for the self: Mastery of communication skill set, maintaining conscious competency, and language (using it correctly?).
THE CONTEXT TOOL SET LIGHTNING ROUND:
- Situational Leadership: a coaching tool to ultimately get people to self-sufficiency.
- Analytical Rigor: used to make decisions or to process an issue.
- Organizational Excellence: Used to put together an action plan at a macro level. Are you reading the environment correctly, and communicating appropriately.
- Your Narrative: Telling the story of your organization or your team journey. As a leader, you have to keep the story visible!
- Organizational Values: The behavioral expectations we have of our team.
- Meeting agenda’s: Day in, day out ability to manage context. “Why are we having this meeting?”
- Managing your calendar: To ensure that the way you spend your time reflects WHY you are doing something.
- Your Game plan as a Coach: A plan on why you need to do certain things, or why you need to approach a task a certain way. The plan has to change, as the context might evolve as well.
- SWOT and STEEP: SWOT analyses need to be done regularly, as the environment changes, you need to evolve with it. The STEEP analysis enables you to keep top of EXTERNAL forces (politics, economic, societal) that can impact your organization.
ABOUT ERICA PEITLER
Erica is an accomplished leadership performance coach and high-impact facilitator who creates the conditions for change and growth with her clients so that they can take the evolutionary or transformational steps toward achieving their full potential as individual leaders, high-performing teams, and organizations operating at a level of excellence.
Erica was recognized by New Jersey Biz magazine as one of the 50 Best Women in Business in 2013 and in 2014 was elected to sit on the boards of two large, privately held companies. In 2011-2013, she served as the chair of the University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy board and is a member of the Executive Women of New Jersey (EWNJ) and the Healthcare Women’s Business Association (HBA). In addition, she has chaired a Vistage private advisory board and facilitated monthly provocative debate and dialogue with 15 to 18 CEOs. EMAIL or call 973.998.8082.
GET THE BOOK THAT INSPIRED IT ALL!
Image from Shutterstock.com (Remitski Ivan)