23 Sep, 2018

Your Business Is Not On Fire!

Are your people fired up? Are they coming to work ready to be their best and do their best? Are they committed to your and the goals of the business?

This Coffee Cup Coaching session is all about turning up the heat on your business and making it thrive.

How do you do that?

By allowing your people to thrive.

Scott Adams (of “Dilbert” fame) once made a list of the top lies of management and in at #1 was “Our People are our Greatest Asset.” Of course, his dystopian view of big business is very funny but is he so far from the truth?

Are your people your greatest asset?

If so, how much time do you spend with them, helping them to be better? How much of your day is consumed with helping them to flourish?

The expression “Flourishing” has a particular meaning in the world of psychology, having been used by Martin Seligman, father of positive psychology. He has developed a model of well-being – flourishing, he calls it in his book of the same name – using a five letter acronym: PERMA

P – Positive emotions: Feeling good about what you do and who you are

E – Engagement: Being connected to what you do and enjoying it

R – Relationships: Having healthy and meaningful relationships with colleagues and outside work

M – Meaning: Understanding why as well as what you do

A – Achievement: Seeing progress being made and being able to finish what you start.

People want to grow and get better – they are looking for you, as their leader to help them and show them the way.

In the last few months, I have had the privilege to interview some inspirational leaders from top organisations and they all tell me the same thing. They all want to help their people to flourish. It is their role, their mission and their duty.

Take a look at the interview below with Drew Brown MD of Dominion Hospitality both speaking on the importance of building relationships and bringing out the best in people. Neither one is describing anything complicated or difficult. All it takes is time.

How do you help your people to flourish?

What simple steps could you take today to make a difference?

I’d love to hear your views on how you can bring PERMA to your business. Add your ideas, thoughts and challenges below. Join the Debate.


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