The most successful leaders know that their job is like that of a great coach: unleash the full power, energy and potential of their team members. They know that people, even the best athletes, are only ever limited by their own mindsets. They know that attitude is altitude and that the difference between a champion and a runner-up is often determined before either team sets foot on the field. The best leaders and coaches use every tool at their disposable to become masters in their field and so should you.
High employee engagement levels separate industry leaders from industry laggards. Now, a glut of indisputable research proves that nothing yields a greater return on investment than a successful employee engagement training and development program. Our leadership workshops and training will give your leaders the necessary tools to raise their energy, as well as the energy of their colleagues. Your level of performance is directly correlated to your level of engagement , which in turn is dictated by your level of energy. Success is a byproduct of that energy: the more energy you have, the more successful you and your organization will be. The greater your ability to raise the energy levels of those around you (and get their Buy In) the more effective you will be leading others and having them perform at their best.
What could your organization achieve if it could access its workforce’s full potential? What would stand in your way if your employees showed up at work with two, three or four times the energy they now have? What would be possible if your entire team adopted new “Anything is Possible!” perspectives? A perspective not filled with new-age, wishy-washy, positive thinking but a perspective that is grounded in knowing that: now, whatever was limiting you before is no longer present; now, you have a set of new tools to shift your perspective whenever you need to; now, you and your team can raise your level of energy when needed.
Studies prove that higher levels of energy are associated with higher levels of satisfaction in all areas of your life: leadership, finances, relationships, personal development, achievement, etc. Your current overall energy (or state of consciousness, awareness or engagement) consists of every thought, feeling, and emotion you’ve had up up to the present moment. Each of these experiences are like tiny filters that form the lens through which you view, interpret and experience the world today. That lens is your perspective, and it determines how readily you are able to tap your full potential. Most lenses are clouded with filters that limit our potential, however continuous awareness eventually brings increased power and freedom.
Imagine you wake up one day to discover that you are living in a home that is seven stories tall, with wrap-around balconies on each floor. As you ascend your home you find that each story has a different view of the surrounding neighborhood. Every balcony gives you a unique perspective and a new choice that allows you to respond in a way that you might not have previously considered. The higher you rise, the more expansive the views- and the more you’re able to tap into all of your energy. For example, from the third floor you have three views and three different choices, but from the seventh floor you now have seven unique options from which to choose.
We all live in these seven-story buildings, but few of us ever venture off the first few floors. This limits our potential since the first few floors are catabolic (draining and destructive). Living on the bottom levels means we tend to react to our circumstances, not realizing we have other options available to us. Each higher perspective gives us increasing power and freedom and new ways to respond to any given situation. Our employee engagement training and development program will help your team view the world from each of these seven stories, so they can raise their energy when needed, and lead more productively by consciously choosing the most advantageous approach.
Ascanio Pignatelli is an employee engagement expert. He is an award winning speaker, seminar leader, coach, and author of the forthcoming book Lead from Need: Raising Employee Engagement from the Core. He is the founder of E3 Solutions, an executive coaching and leadership development group that helps executives develop the leadership and communication skills to create more engaging workplaces.