Play Your Cards Right
Effective business leadership begins with self awareness and self management. When we have the tools to the make the best of our inner resources we are primed for success and happiness. When we lack self knowledge we simply make the same mistakes on a different day. We “sweat the small stuff” and have no energy for what is truly important.
This half day session is interactive, experiential and highly thought-provoking.
Members take a novel view of themselves and the way they manage their most vital resource – their attention. There is a growing awareness of “the attention economy” and the idea that we have only so much attention and so we need to use it wisely. The session goes beyond intellect and emotional intelligence and examines four different “intelligences” that each of us have and how we can use them more mindfully and efficiently.
During the dialogues between members and within the group we cover topics that do not typically arise during Vistage sessions such as addiction, compulsion, inspiration, satisfaction, compassion and self awareness.
In the session we examine the four innate “intelligences” within a human being using a template that is easily memorable and profound in its applications. The template covers emotional intelligence, intellect, spatial intelligence and instinctive survival drives. When these four elements work together we are in a state of flow and when they are out of synch we suffer stress, frustration and exhaustion. Each part of us competes for our limited attention; for example, when we are off balance we try to “think our feelings”; we eat, drink or work compulsively, and when we drive a car or motorbike with our emotions at the wheel we are positively dangerous! By making more informed choices we are more energised and effective as leaders.
By framing the ideal role for each of these four intelligences we can essentially use the best tools for the job in hand and have access to more personal creative energy and deeper relationships. We also look at different levels and qualities of attention itself and how to make more informed choices about where to spend our limited amount of high quality attention while using our low quality attention for simple tasks.
We discover how each of us leans on one of these four ways of viewing the world, why we sometimes feel as if we speak a different language from our clients and loved ones and how we can take a more balanced approach.
Members take away a unique set of tools for self management and an awareness of inner resources they can call upon to be more influential as leaders. On a personal level members become acutely aware of subtle ways that they waste time and energy and how to change this. Members can make sure that each internal part of them is on “the right seat on the bus” and doing it’s ideal job. At an interpersonal level members become more adept at speaking another persons language and finding an ease of communication.
If you found value in looking at different models of human vehicles in John’s “Reading People” session – then this a look under the bonnet of the vehicle to see what drives us and how we can be more efficient.
Expect some surprising insights and connections and quite a few laughs on the way!”
Added September 2018.