Does It Feel Like You Haven’t Yet Reached Your Leadership Potential?
You want to be a better leader—to command the respect of your team and inspire them to perform at their best.
But instead, you feel like a hamster on a wheel. You’re always working tons of hours, always rushing from task to task with no time to breathe.
You’re constantly in a state of fight or flight, and you don’t have time to actually step back and invest time in developing your team.
Every new challenge feels like an insurmountable obstacle, and you’re never quite sure if you’re making the right decisions.
And when you finally go home and spend time with your family, you can’t stop thinking about work. You’re never fully present. You just can’t unwind.
It feels like you’re losing yourself. You don’t even quite know how you got here, but you know something has to change.
It doesn’t have to be this way.
The Real Reason People Struggle To Develop Leadership Skills
So many people think that real leaders have to burn the candle at both ends, work long hours, and sacrifice their personal wellbeing for the sake of the role.
They think that if they just find the right techniques, or read the perfect book, they can finally crack the leadership code. All they need to do is just work a little harder.
But here’s the thing…
The most effective leaders know that they can’t afford to burn themselves out. They need to “fill their cup” so that they can show up for their team as their best selves.
And most importantly, true leaders know who they are. They’ve invested time and energy into understanding their strengths and weaknesses. They feel confident in what they have to offer.
Your leadership style should be a reflection of you and your true personality. It has to be authentic to who you are, because you can’t give what you don’t have.
And if you haven’t put in the work to understand what you actually value, what makes you tick, where you want to go in life—you’ll always feel lost.
If you feel lost, how can you be confident in who you are? And if you don’t feel confident, how can you lead?
The answers to your leadership questions can’t be found in a book or a podcast—they can only be found in you!
My Personalized Process Will Help You Step Into Your Leadership Potential
This is why my leadership consulting program focuses on a highly personalized development process.
My program doesn’t include a cookie-cutter, one-size-fits all approach. I operate under the ethos that every person is unique, so every solution should be as well.
My methods are tailored to who you are, just as your leadership style should be tailored to who you are.
I start by offering my “Define Yourself Daily” process, where I have you build out your vision of what you want in life and what you stand for.
It’s only when you can define these things that we can begin to develop a leadership style custom-fit to you.
It may sound simple, but you’ll be amazed at how life-altering it can be to take a look at yourself with an outside lens. When you start to become the person you actually want to be, everything else will follow.
Your Personalized Leadership Development Plan
Our specialized leadership consulting services are designed to help you identify your leadership development approach. Christine Matzen, our leadership consultant, customizes each approach for the leader she is working with.
Christine’s expertise comes from experience working as a Clinical Field Supervisor/ Paramedic and earning her master’s degree in leadership and management. Working in a fast-paced high stakes career gave her a deep intuition and respect for people. She also developed strong instincts and leadership skills. Christine knows that successful leadership begins with mastering oneself.
Here are a few techniques that she may choose to use when building the plan for your leadership development.
This will help you balance the work that needs to get done with the life you want to live. By developing this mindset you can better identify the most important goals and objectives. Then you’ll be able to focus your efforts on what is necessary. This is a particularly useful skill for leadership development if you often find yourself at the end of the day without energy to take care of yourself.
Time management training is an essential tool for developing leadership skills. It enables you to prioritize tasks, manage workloads, and delegate responsibilities effectively. By learning effective time management techniques you are more likely to meet your deadlines and lead high-achieving teams.
Define Yourself Daily
To become the leader in your own life and beyond you must set the tone in your own life daily. This is the most important ritual that you will repeat daily. This is the foundation of knowing who you are, what you stand for, who your competition is and where you are going in life. This is the rubric that you will use to make decisions and know if you are measuring up to the person you want to be daily. With this tool you can align the decisions and actions that you take in life to your vision of success.
The art of contemplating interactions that we have throughout our days trains our brain to think strategically and allows us to respond and execute even in stressful situations requiring a quick response. Strategic contemplation becomes the path to making confident decisions in the moment.
Vantage point training allows you to walk through problems from a multifaceted approach. This technique allows you to anticipate and plan for obstacles while also integrating information and suggestions from others. Used in conjunction with the neutral lens you can solve problems even before they appear.
Mindset of Excellence
The mindset of excellence is a valuable technique that allows you to decide where you should prioritize your attention and the projects that you say yes to. This framework allows you a guide post that keeps you from just repeating the same hamster on the wheel machine style acceptance of way to much work.
This leadership consulting service is not a one-size-fits-all solution.
Each individual is unique and that means the leadership development plan should be too.
Take a moment to invest in your own growth by defining yourself and working with our development consultant to tailor your leadership style. A style that is consistent with you. That way you may lead with confidence and authenticity.
Real Leadership Is All About Authenticity
Real leaders have the ability to influence others to follow them into even the most difficult situations.
That kind of influence doesn’t just happen. It’s not inherently true just because you have the title of “leader.” It has to be earned.
No amount of leadership “tips or tricks” will be able to fake this. It only comes from a place of authenticity—from knowing exactly who you are and feeling confident in what you have to offer.
After all, people are attracted to authenticity and confidence, especially in a leader.
You may be thinking… “I can’t even get everything done right now. How am I going to find time for this?”
I get it. It feels like you’re spinning plates, and if you take time to focus on yourself for once, you’ll start dropping them.
But you have to acknowledge that continuing down the path you’re on isn’t working either. Even when you put in more hours and neglect your wellbeing, you’re dropping plates anyway!
I promise you, taking time to understand yourself and invest in your development is never a waste. In fact, it may be your only chance to reach your true potential as a leader.
Imagine what that would feel like…
To be able to make decisions with clarity and confidence, and see new challenges as opportunities…
To command the respect of your team, and connect with them on a human level…
To make it home at a reasonable hour, and have no trouble leaving work at the office so you can connect with your family…
All of this is possible. It’s just a matter of deciding whether or not you’re willing to invest in yourself.
So if you’re ready to stop compromising who you want to be and step into the life you truly want, book a session today!
Take the first step towards your true potential TODAY.
Each leadership journey is different. From leadership training courses to 1:1 consulting, it’s important to understand how you want to grow. If you aren’t sure what makes the most sense for you, then booking a free consultation with Christine may help you define the path forward.
Step 1: Decide
Are you ready to step forward into authentic strategic leadership? Few are ready to invest in leadership training programs, leadership courses, or leadership podcasts that help them step to the next level. But, those who are can see the shift in their leadership as they learn how to apply new tools and skills.
Step 2: Book
Start with a free consultation with Christine. Finding the best next step means finding a good fit. Whether that is customized leadership training, listening to leadership podcasts, or taking one of the leadership courses, Christine can help you see the options.
Step 3: Implement
Whether you continue working with Christine or choose to find another mentor, the implementation is always up to you as a strategic leader. Christine understands that life changes and sometimes additional support may be needed. But, she also firmly believes that leadership is about application, not a forever contract of unending consultations.
At Oak Street Strategies, we believe that leadership development is a journey. We’re here to support you every step of the way.