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How are your leaders fearlessly fostering high engagement & productivity?

Introducing Fearless Leadership

For a garden to grow, individual plants must be healthy and growing. The same is true for an organization to grow and thrive – the individual leaders must be growing. And growth involves change. The problem with change in humans is that often under stress, leaders can react in unconscious and default ways that may have worked in the past but will not maximize the way forward.

Effective fearless leadership requires courageous, conscious choices to shape collective strategy, shift culture and craft performance systems.

At 1-degree, we feel that helping leaders realize their intended and unintended impact by working at the levels of beliefs, values, assumptions and intuition is foundational. Until leaders are doing this personal internal work, they don’t realize they are often being triggered and driven by old limiting beliefs that work against the outcomes they really want.

We aim to align and develop leadership behaviours with the overall strategy and desired culture so that leadership development is strategic versus a tick-the-box exercise. This may be one on one development and/or collective development. We meet you where you are, so that we maximize your people’s potential and productivity.

At 1-degree, we:

  • Help leaders to strengthen their ability to both manage stress and access their intuition
  • Work with leaders on their personal development as it aligns with the organizational direction of culture and strategy
  • Train on our unique brand of fearless leadership to ensure your people are inspiring, empowering and developing their teams

Does your strategy have these key components?

  • Be visionary – How well does it inspire & excite your team to co-create your organizations’ future?
  • Be collective – Does the entire executive team feel strong alignment & ownership in the Strategy?
  • Be holistic – How well does it integrate & address the target customer; process improvement; learning & growth; culture; financial and innovation?
  • Be systematic – How well does it link with key performance systems so that it can be “lived and breathed?”
  • Live it – How effective is your Strategy in being a touchstone for daily decisions & behaviours throughout the organization? Is it reviewed formally at least quarterly?

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