Cultivating leadership composure is an aspect of leadership development which does not get too much explicit attention. Yet, as we face ever increasing demands on our time, constantly interrupted with technology, this is becoming a leadership differentiator.
Can we remain composed and focus our attention on matters that are most important on a day to day basis?
One way of cultivating such composure is through a coaching engagement, where you have the opportunity at regular intervals to step off the treadmill, explore the challenges you are facing with a ‘thinking partner’ and consider what is most important to focus your attention on so you can maximise your effectiveness. We are on auto-pilot so much of the time, going from meeting to meeting whilst we drive results. I along with many leadership development professionals are advocating ‘conscious leadership development’ where we endeavour to lead in a more conscious way, understanding our impact on others, making conscious decisions at every moment available to us and understanding our triggers and how we can best manage them.
If this resonates with you, you might be interested in exploring a coaching engagement with me, or one of the leadership programmes I am involved with:
Institute of Banking Executive Education.