Becoming Not Normal
Normal people don’t want the stress and responsibility of leadership. Leaders need to remember that people don’t act like them, think like them, and work like them.
Leaders aren’t normal!
Becoming the top in your field is all about maximizing your impact across multiple dimensions. Often the most neglected area of focus for a leader is developing his or her leadership toolbox. No professional athlete can compete at the highest level without honing his craft through practice, coaching, and constant development. Effective leadership requires the same intensity and dedication to self improvement.
Leadership Development is all about understanding one’s strengths, weaknesses, and blind spots in order to design a customized program for continuous improvement. Leaders need a toolbox of skills to attract, hire, develop and motivate others. Everyone brings unique skills and experiences; leadership development is about rounding out one’s innate skills with new skills that enable a broader impact on one’s self and others.
Leadership development can be one on one coaching, group seminars, individual assessments, and customized programs. Let Dr. Peter Langton work with your team to develop a customized program to enhance everyone’s impact and reduce wasteful time and energy on activities that don’t support your organizational values, vision and mission.
We’ve all had great teachers in our lives that inspired us to be better. No one would argue the importance of continuing to learn or improve. However, many believe their need for coaching and support ends when they reach a certain level of success. On the contrary, when we compete at the highest levels is when we often need the most support. No superbowl bound team fires its coaching staff before the big game. We always need a good coach.
Leaders need a support system outside of the daily grind to give perspective, strategize with, and seek genuine feedback from someone outside the direct sphere of influence and political climate that exists in every organization. An executive coach is a must for every successful leader. See how Dr. Peter Langton can be your coach toward greater success.
Finding the right people is half the battle. Putting the right people in the right place with the right support is as important as having a great product and superior service. Organizations often grow organically based on need. We hire an accountant when we have bills that need to be invoiced and revenue that needs to be collected. We hire a new sales person when we have more products to sell.
Organizations grow out of need. Organizational development is growing with a purposeful direction by evaluating resources, needs, skills, and competencies that will bring the organization to the right place at the right time. Resist organic growth and transition to purposeful growth. Dr. Peter Langton can help your organization grow efficiently and effectively for today and tomorrow’s challenges.
Having a plan is half the battle of success. Having a good plan that is designed to meet challenges and bring innovative solutions takes a purposeful approach. Organizations often fail to take the time away from daily responsibilities to evaluate, plan, and execute. We often respond, change, and adapt on the fly.
Developing a strategic plan allows leaders to assess the strengths of weaknesses of the market, their product, and their people. Putting all components together leads to the chance for greater success. Too often organizations fail to plan and plan to react. Break the cycle of ineffective strategies and let Dr. Peter Langton help you put together the plan you know you should do.
A facilitator brings an unbiased resource to your task force, meeting, or strategy session. Running an effective discussion requires the ability to concentrate on multiple priorities, personalities, and influences at a single time.
Organizations rarely have an internal resource that can act as moderator, facilitator, and traffic cop. Bringing in a trained outside expert allows leaders to focus on the task and the strategy while allowing the external resource to bring in opposing perspectives and new ideas. See how Dr. Peter Langton can make your next meeting more productive.
We live in a fast paced global economy that is in constant flux. Research indicates that we will all have 3-4 unique careers within our active employment years. Transitioning from one career to the next often requires new skills, an evaluation of strengths and weaknesses, and a purposeful approach to get from where you are to where you want to be.
Change is inevitable within and organization and within our own skill set. Success for today and tomorrow requires that we prepare ourselves to be effective in today’s economy and the economy of tomorrow.
Failure to plan for tomorrow will trap an individual into a position and skill set that prohibits growth and ultimately limits new opportunity. Continuous improvement necessitates that we keep an eye on our own development and an eye towards preparing for our next career. Dr. Peter Langton can help identify and prepare for growth and transition.
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