Taking Yourself and Your Business to the Next Level

At the very core of our being is who we are as a leader. Without knowing what’s important to us, what we stand for, and what our purpose is, we cannot expect to lead our lives, our businesses, our careers, or others.  If we truly want to be successful as a leader, we must realize that true transformation must come from the deepest level first to solidify the behavioural changes required for high performance.

This is one of the first paragraphs in my new website – The Centre for Leading and Living (to be launched at the end of this month). It speaks to what I truly believe and what I have strived to achieve throughout my life. Personal development (or leadership development) is at the heart of everything we do and who we are. Regardless of what “leadership” position we hold, we are synonymous with that role, which means what we think and how we behave directly impacts our growth and success.

Last week, I had the opportunity of attending The Leadership Circle Profile™ Certification program. The Leadership Circle Profile™ is the only instrument that measures two primary leadership domains – Creative Competencies and Reactive Tendencies – and integrates this information so that key opportunities for development immediately rise to the surface. The Leadership Circle Profile™ is the only 360 degree competency assessment that simultaneously provides focused competency feedback while revealing the underlying assumptions that are causing a leader’s pattern of strengths and limitations. The Leadership Circle Profile™ helps leaders understand the relationship between how they habitually think, how they behave, and, more importantly, how all this impacts their current level of leadership effectiveness. Once this awareness is established, leadership development can proceed. Without it, change rarely happens.

The goal of any business is to succeed but how do we expect that to happen if we aren’t willing to focus on ourselves? Business knowledge is important but just as important, if not more so, is our willingness to look at ourselves and cultivate change that evolves authentically from the inside out.  The Leadership Circle Profile™ is the tool that provides the basis for this change. “They help people become more actualized leaders, standing transformed, having changed their old patterns of action and habits of thought for new ones that yield more positive outcomes.”

I believe the greatest gift we can give ourselves is the opportunity to learn more about ourselves.

What’s our vision, our purpose and how do we show up in the world. Moreover, what are your reactive tendencies? How do they serve you? What results would be different if you were to change an old belief that is standing in your way of growth and success?

These are not easy questions to answer as they require conscious thought and awareness as well as an outside perspective.

If you are interested in finding the answers to these questions and ready to accelerate your leadership effectiveness, I invite you to take a look at The Leadership Circle Profile™ more closely. And, when you’re ready, contact me and let’s set up time for your 360 assessment.