Recently, I’ve noticed clients asking for support in empowering staff to network internally with others at the organisation. These clients tend to be large organisations, or those where staff are working remotely.
For some business owners and senior executives, talking about themselves is difficult – they are used to talking about their business or their team. However, there are circumstances where you need to be able to talk about what you bring, and what defines you as a leader… and a useful first step can be to think about introducing yourself in terms of your passions.
It’s not enough to do a day on ‘Purpose & Values’. While expertly facilitated discussions can move staff in the moment, typically the intangible outcomes get shelved after the retreat, where they start to gather dust. Understand the 3 components that actually create change.
There are rich rewards that come from developing clarity and confidence in your team’s identity, and this works not only for teams of business development managers or advisors who are responsible for growing the client base. Everyone in the business needs to connect with the three levels of brand – company, team and personal.
When I facilitate workshops within organisations, I try to take the opportunity to find out what team members want more of, in order to help them reach their potential both within their jobs and in their careers.
Women in finance and other traditionally male-dominated, competitive and ‘hustle’-energy environments experience particular challenges. Here are some findings, personal perspectives and tools to support women to build personal power and professional confidence.
My live Q&A Chat in June 2021 was on ‘Building Professional Confidence for You and Your Team’.
I shared the WHAT, WHY and HOW of building professional confidence purposefully, right from the start of team members’ careers through to leadership level. We then had time to network and discuss implementation points.