Too busy meeting the metrics?
Too often, leaders are so busy meeting the metrics, they fail to give themselves the time necessary to examine the internal factors influencing their performance. Similarly, the organizations they work for perpetuate the problem by piling on more projects and objectives without providing appropriate time and resources for leaders to engage in guided introspection.
What are the Benefits of Guided Introspection?
The benefits of guided introspection allow leaders to identify their role in: cultivating an environment that produces highly engaged employees, fostering trust among team members, communicating with transparency, embracing change, demonstrating resiliency, and driving organizational success.
What is Guided Introspection?
Guided introspection is a process that enables leaders to identify what is working and what needs improvement. It happens when a highly-trained professional, guides you through a process of introspection. Guided introspection occurs through a series of questions that explore actual events that have occurred in the workplace. Most importantly, an action plan is co-created for future development.
Can you tell me about a time when you…?
What kind of feedback did you receive? How did your co-workers react?
What is the cost/consequence(s) if the status quo is maintained?
What are the benefits if the situation(s) is improved?
What you would do differently next time?
What strategies can you identify for improvement?
How to Start?
One way to start, is to identify a highly-trained professional that is certified to conduct an Emotional Intelligence (EI) Assessment. The EI Assessment (self/360) is a valuable tool that establishes baseline use of EI skills in the context of leadership in the workplace. Strengths and areas for development are identified and specific examples of actual situations are examined through the guided introspection process.
Organizations need to provide appropriate time and resources for their leaders to engage in guided introspection. This should be the starting point of all leadership development initiatives. EI assessments coupled with either individual coaching or group training is a great way to enhance the development process and positively impact leadership performance and organizational success.
KMACC SOLUTIONS, LLC offers, EQi-2.0 assessments, coaching, and group training.