5 Principles to Enable Others to Be Extraordinary in What They Do

I traveled to Atlanta earlier this month to attend the International Coach Federation Global Leaders Forum.  It was a great honor to represent my local chapter, ICF Philadelphia and have the privilege of hearing keynote speaker Peter Docker, a partner of Simon Sinek and author of “Harness the Power of Why.”  Not your typical coaching  conference.

Become a Better Leader

But, rather a forum of leaders from all over the globe, committed to building a high performance organization for the advancement of professional coaching. I was there to learn how to become a better leader  — for my chapter, my global association and my work as an executive and leadership coach.  

Enable Others to Be Extraordinary

Here are my notes from Docker’s keynote and how he enables others to be extraordinary in what they do.

Start with WHY — It is the reason or compelling higher purpose that inspires you to get up every day.  Because what you do really matters.  For example, most people know what they do, some know how they do it, few know why they do what they do.  When we are clear on our why and communicate it simply, then we inspire others to bring that vision to life.

Imagine a Warehouse of Possibilities — It is the space which sparks creativity and possibilities that turn into reality.  Docker suggests that we shift our thinking (from the past) towards the future (aka Right-to-Left Thinking.) Visualize what you want, commit to it, speak authentically and declare the outcome.  Remember that in 1961 President Kennedy said that America would send a man to the moon within the decade; and yet NASA had little idea how to do it.

Adaptive Leadership — is being open to say, “I don’t know what to do,” and to approach your problems in a different way.  Docker reinforced his mantra:   Perception dictates how you act.  And how you act dictates the results you get.

Being and Doing — is done by paying as much attention to who you are being, as to what you do.  Be the leader who generates the environment in which others can flourish.

Relationship —  is the foundation on which everything is built.  The deeper and broader the relationship you have with others, the more you can accomplish.  In your personal life, your work life and your family’s life.

As  Maya Angelou said, “People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

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  • Janice E. Lee / March 19, 2015 at 6:57 am

    I was recently in an organized group session with Peg for four weeks of coaching, and the one thing I really took away was this concept of Right to Left thinking. Get a handle on the end result you want and work backwards declaring the outcome to get you there. Thanks Peg and ladies of my “circle”.

  • Tom Donofrio / March 23, 2015 at 6:27 pm

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    Associated with successful people, tested my ideas wrote a plan and committed to it
    Stuck with what I know and just kept an open mind with all the changes
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    I was Blessed with a mechanical mind and good hands. The more I saw my business work, the more I worked it.
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