Good leadership means knowing how to motivate people for optimal performance. Or at least, this seemed to be the main paradigm for the 20th century. In the 21st century, however, ‘good leadership’ should, in my opinion, mean being able to shape meaning, autonomy, and happiness. This calls for a whole new approach to motivation. I…
Change and emotions Part 5: Behaviour is Key: The Leadership Compass
When using the leadership compass, it is important to highlight the following key points (practical examples follow in the next part of these articles): The difference between inside, outside and other side. In my experience, it is common to find a difference between the inside (what do you intend to communicate), the outside (what you…
Part 4: Leadership equals influence: navigate change and success by use of the leadership compass
How to become very effective in onboarding people on your vision, plan or change? To do that you have to take into account the mammal brain of people which asks for clarity on 2 major questions: “can I trust you?” and “who is more dominant?”
Part 3: Your first 7 words! They Make or Break
The oldest part of our brain, the reptile brain, is very determined to make sure that a person stays safe. So it plays a role in every communication that happens within an organization but is even more crucial when an important change is announced! The challenge is to awaken the crocodile without getting into a fight!
Part 2: Tips to make change communication highly effective
How we communicate during change and how we onboard people must be in alignment with the 3 major parts of our brain (the reptile, mammal and rational brain)! They each need to hear a different message. In this article, you will learn how to make sure that your message is appealing to each of them, which will make your impact much bigger.
Part 1: The Brain Team
Often we assume that people are rational beings. However different parts of the brain are more in control than the rational one. This has huge consequences for change, leadership and communication within our organizations.