June 2017
In This Issue
Small Shifts in Behavior have powerful impacts
Executive Presence August 2017 dates
Sociometry training - What's really going on in wokr teams
International Interviews and Blog Posts
©  Diana Jones, the Organization Development Company 2017 

Small Shifts in Behaviour Have Powerful Impacts
As leaders take on more complex and significant assignments, they frequently notice they behave in ways that are no longer effective. While the leader has many capacities and helpful behaviors, they also have responses that are no longer fit for purpose. I call these default behaviors - reactive ways of behaving from earlier in their lives. This becomes problematic when leaders' default behaviors are frequent and dominate.
The leader is stressed, overloaded and either loses confidence or become aggressive. Those around them, pull back.
If you want to be easily understood, have better relationships, inspire others and have a reputation for achieving outcomes, the good news is small shifts in behavior have powerful impacts. Corresponding psychological and emotional shifts accompany each of these. If they don't, you are merely working with techniques rather than enduring behavior. Here are twelve behavioral indicators which have big impacts on your presence and influence.
  • Looking at your staff, boss, and peers when you speak to them
  • Pausing between sentences
  • Saying hello and introducing yourself to new people
  • Being deliberate with when you contribute in groups and when not to
  • Saying 'I want' when you want something: e.g. 'I want this by the end of today.'
  • Saying no without an explanation
  • Saying 'That's not possible' to impossible requests
  • Saying what you want to say simply and succinctly
  • Inviting involvement: 'What are your thoughts?'
  • Letting people know you appreciate them
  • Letting people know how you think and feel on important matters
  • Being clear on the outcomes you want from meetings
Rate yourself 'yes' or 'no' on each of these. Avoid rating 'sometimes'. Choose three to practice daily for the next 21 days, and notice the impact this has on your relationships.
© Diana Jones, June 201
Executive Presence AUGUST 2017   * 2 places left *

The Executive Presence programme is ideal for experienced senior leaders (Deputy Chief Executives, GM's, and Directors) working with Ministers and senior leadership teams wanting to dramatically increase their capacity to inspire and influence others.

The three group session dates are:
Friday 4th August      8.30 - 12.30pm
Friday 11th August    8.30 - 12.30pm
Friday 18th August    8.30 -   2.30pm

To enrol email Diana
New - 1.5 day workshop Dunedin 12-13th Oct

What's really going on?
Making the invisible visible in work teams

Part of the National training programme of Psychodrama AotearoaNZ
Enrol in this workshop if you want to learn to  
  • Establish trusting relationships rapidly
  • Three sources for criteria for connections in teams
  • Use the relationship between formal structures and informal relationship networks
  • Sociometric concepts that underpin interventions that work
  • Team situations, make assessments, and intervene to progress work
  • Build cohesion in work teams

I've been interviewed and quoted in several International blogs and articles. Here are the links

Rodger Dean Duncan Forbes.com 

Viv Groskop 'On being a leader'    the-pool.com

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