Reinventing Your Leadership
Authoring Your Personal
Self-Management, and Defining your Patterns to Achieve Leadership
Your leadership story is a self-expression. Your
identity comes out in your leadership quotes and leadership style, whether intentionally or
not. What part of your style, then, is unintentional? If you were to
define the ideal you as a leader, how different would it be from how
others perceived you?
The foundation of you as a
success story begins with you recognizing the authorship of your
story. Listen to the power of your story. Listen for your meaning of success by crafting your plot.
The invisible decisions that
we make daily become camouflaged as habits, our own collection of
repetitions. Reactions become automatic, keeping us from having to make
new decisions in each situation.
This is our body’s
way of saving energy. And it works, until our habits become
ghostwriters in a plot where our performance is not what we intended.
Often this occurs without awareness.
How did we
become a victim of a plateaued career, overlooked promotions, or
frustrated results during the last big project at the office? Those are
signs of a previous story driving your results. To overcome it, you
must take ownership of your storyline, envision the future, and
mobilize your talents and strengths to attain personal leadership
Why do we Resist Change?
enters the picture when we define storylines that require change. Our
brains are machines that like predictability. They default to the path
of least resistance – the part of the brain called basal ganglia, where
patterns are etched into habits. It is physically painful for
the brain to divert from those neuronal paths onto something new. This
is why change hurts.
This also explains why we hold
onto habits that are unproductive. Change creates discontinuity and
disrupts the customary patterns of the brain.
for us, we are not hardwired. Recent research shows that intentional
reprogramming of our brain through new activities causes the
brain cell connections to rearrange (called neuroplasticity). Also
being discovered is the ability to generate new brain cells
That is terrific news. The old maxim
about killing off brain cells during college parties now can be put to
rest. We can re-grow those cells!
Leadership is Where You Define It
The Law of
Attraction is alive and well at work. You are your patterns. You are
what you tolerate. You are what you believe. Predicting an outcome
aligns our brains to filter what we see, so that we are more likely to
recognize the results we predict.
An example of it
in action. What kind of car do you drive? When you are on the road, do
those cars that are the same as yours just jump out at you? Why does
your brain let those through the filter but you could not identify what
kind of car was in front of it or behind it?
about the last time you re-roofed the house. Suddenly all you see are
everyone else’s roofs.
Neuroscience tells us that
those paradigms prevent us mentally from seeing other truths or other
routes to success. There is scientific evidence that those blind spots
are physiological, our brain masks them based on what we believe. And
it does it through physical pathways in the brain.
what that says about how comfortable you are making some decisions at
work. What must you be missing?
Which brings us to
our astounding conclusion –
If you want to change your story, change your mind.
When you change your mind, you change your brain.
Defining your leadership story requires
effective facilitating significant change. These are identified in the
Live a New Life Story ROADMAP .
authorship of your leadership story
the storylines and plot
what to keep, enhance, let go,
new identity to incorporate and sustain the changes
Test your patterns.
Regulate your state of mind.
exercises, assessments, and dynamic
interactions will include:
of change and why it is so difficult
- The 4
principles in recognizing authorship of your story
- How beliefs drive behavior, and behavior
- Why experiences are either
created or accepted
- How the story sometimes seems
to write itself
- Listening for repetitions of the
old story and its paradigms
- 6 Elements to outsmart
brain & to program changes
- The art and the
science of a vision
A map for awareness,
acceptance, and action
- The Law of
Attraction – The 7 How’s to Make The
- Regulating states of mind
reasons people do not keep goals
- The 12 principles
begins in January, 2009, in Albuquerque, NMAdapted
from New Life Story Coaches™
David Krueger, MD, Mentorpath PublicationsBACK TO TOP