The challenges of a leader

Today I am writing about the challenges leaders face in today’s world. I made a short survey among several people and one of the main points resulted in the survey was motivation both of the leader and of their employees. Employees of today demand leaders with solutions of today’s problems. And one of the major companies problem is employee engagement. According to HRSM publication, manager is one the key persons and assets of a company that can directly influence the employee engagement. The employees today demand personal growth, attention and emotion in the management process. They are asking to be seen as people, to be trusted and guided in the work and work life process. And this can be done by a well prepared leader. Forbes gives some hints on how employee engagement can be increased.

Classical solutions to motivation are formed by training and books, that are accessible to part of the management cohort in today’s world. And it highly dependent on the facilitator or author equally as on the person who is in the development process. There are consulting companies that offer online or offline versions of different solutions in regards development. As training solutions we name Gallup, Hacket Group or local vendors in each country. There are authors like Simon Sinek who researched the inspiration great leaders can do to their employees. Here is a sample of his speak about inspiration and leadership.

Development games also started to become an interesting way of learning and I name few of them: Better Me or a Romanian market player: Insidehero. There are also platforms that facilitate play learn experience mainly for kids.

The product I am designing combines some of the existing solutions: offers same experience of inner discovery and team collaboration as the above mentioned board games do, with a plaza similar to play learn, and with an alternative of classical training programs that big companies do today. And this makes it an alternative for small businesses and middle managers not only that work for corporations. It is a combination of a coaching game that will come as an answer of the main needs of today leaders: motivation, overwhelm and need for prioritization, and effective communication. These can be addressed by taking one step in development at a time, or the complete solution as a board game.





Discovering self esteem welcomes the silence

I noticed in my life more and more people around me unhappy with what they have, what they do, or what they are. Some of them sacrificed their personal life, their families, their relations for a better career, others, on contrary, abandoned their careers to follow their dreams, to make or to grow and evolve with their families. This kind of choices are key moments in our lives. When personal choices make people happier, we consider them the right choices. But what if these decisions make people unhappy?
Photo credit: Candice Picard

I am Coach Mihaela Stancu and in my pursuit for self esteem, I encountered a lot of things that blocked my way all along. I mention few of them:

  • lack of clarity on my goals and desires
  • conflicting interests of my ego and myself
  • unrealistic self image
  • limiting beliefs
  • negative self talk
  • lack of resources

It was not easy all along. I judged some people because I did not understood the rationale of their choice, I judged myself even harder because I could not find the truth. A truth that was hidden deep inside of me, a truth I was hiding and keeping it away from other’s judgement. But when I went deep enough, all became clearer and brighter.

In my journey, every step I made, created a new image of me about me, lowered the volume of the negative self talk, positive messages started to appear, and now, when I look in the mirror, I like what I see. And there is silence… and light. I want to share it louder and broader so everyone will know how easy and beautiful it is to be you.

I blended all the learning of my journey, with the tool gear I am mastering from coaching and personal development areas I explored. The result is a series of 4 workshops meant to discover and align the self esteem with the real and authentic you. If you join at least one the workshops you can learn tools and techniques from coaching and NLP chosen to guide you not only during the workshops, but afterwards when needed. We change old thought patterns that limit our experience and create brand new ones with the purpose of evolution, of a better authentic you.

Have an amazing day!

If you want to enroll to this workshop you can do it here.