Ever noticed how what we put out there attacts more of the same!


Mirror neurones at work, it’s why when we are fed up, grumpy or irritable we find and attract others who are feeling and acting in the same way.
How we are, can also inspire, motivate, increase others engagement and create joy.
Authentic leadership comes from the heart, you can’t create it, you have to live it, you have to be at one with yourself. Harmony on the inside first.
We are running a personal development and certified training in mBraining, working with your all your intelligences, Head, Heart and Gut in Gloucester from 30th Sept – 3rd Oct
A practical 4 days where you will deepen your understanding of yourself before using what you have learned to achieve better balance, greater resilience, improved decision making both for yourself and others you work with.
This course is for professionals willing to explore the boundaries of their current leadership, for those who want to really find what has been blocking them achieving their full potential and for coaches who want to further their ability to work transformationally with clients
course details here tinyurl.com/yaazg6ar

 

GROW Your People

Without people everything becomes transactional, an organisations biggest asset is its people, but many businesses could invest more wisely to grow their people at little extra cost.

I am experiencing customer fatigue with all the automation I face, cost is not everything, experience is becoming more important as choice is ever increasing.

Experience not just from a customers perspective but also in the B2B sector is important, it encompasses trust, openness, partnership a willingness to go the extra mile. These are all behavioural traits that come from our beliefs & values as well as being conditioned by the way we lead and managed and by the way we are rewarded or discouraged!

 

 

What is evident is that if the focus is on cost, efficiency & productivity the level of human interaction drops, it becomes less necessary, or does it?

What we see are organisations that have many subject experts, high in knowledge and experience but lacking the fundamental skills of leading themselves and others in a caring compassionate way.

By developing coaching as a leadership style, where managers are proactively looking to grow their people as opposed to solely managing the workload, people thrive, they feel cared for, appreciated, and valued, as a consequence their discretionary effort increases. Now every manager and leader would say yes to a bit of that.

Promoting coaching and the importance of growing people both individually and as a team can have a massive impact on the success of an organisation, they become more agile, innovative and tuned into what their customer wants and needs.

What ever business your in your in the people business, introduce tools and resources https://www.revealsolutions.co.uk/product-category/coaching-cards/ that address the basic skills, build better interpersonal skills throughout the organisation, support peoples growth not just professionally but personally. The most knowledgeable experienced person on the job does not necessarily make the best leader, nor may they want a job for which they have received little training!

Let Me Introduce You To mBraining?

 

Have you ever been torn between what you think, feel and do? If the answer to this is yes, then like most of us, you have experienced some form of internal conflict. When our thoughts, feelings and actions are not aligned, we are missing out on accessing the innate wisdom of our multiple brains. Recent neuro-scientific research confirms that we have complex, adaptive and fully functional neural networks in both our heart and gut….the scientific definition of a ‘brain’. The new field of mBraining (multiple Braining) describes how our multiple intelligences are each designed to work differently and how integrating them allows us to make sustainable decisions with which we’re happier. After all, ‘wisdom comes from multiple perspectives’.

If you’ve ever felt that your ‘heart’s just not in it’ , or felt ‘gutted; then you’ll already be aware of how these two intelligences show up in our everyday language. We know from various studies that metaphor and meaning are deeply embodied now mBraining allows you to unlock the process of embodiment at a neurological level. Some people hear about emotional intelligence and try to ‘get their head around it’, but the clue is in the title and emotions are generated below the neck. Similarly, there has been much talk on the internet about intuitive intelligence, but until now; no field has provided the fundamental how to develop and use it. mBIT is a cutting edge field capturing attention in wellbeing, in coaching, health, education and more, that unlocks the core competencies of your multiple brains with powerful, simple and gentle techniques to quickly align your brains via their highest expressions and generate more wisdom and success in your life. At last, neuroscience comes together with ancient wisdom practices to give us the simple and practical way to a happier, healthier us! Reb Veale mBIT Trainer & Master Coach

To find out more or book onto one of our mBraining courses email mbit@revealsolutions.co.uk

 

How to develop Emotional Intelligence

Develop Emotional Intelligence with Cards

You can develop your emotional intelligence.

Do you find meaningful conversations difficult?

Maybe you find it more natural to focus on getting the task done than on the people and how they feel in your team.

Do you get frustrated when things don’t go your way? Find yourself resorting to upping the ante?

Have you ever been called heartless or cold hearted?

It may not be your desire to be labelled in this way but you could have traits in your personality that may make the label others have given you fair.

Emotional intelligence (EI) can be defined as “the capability of individuals to recognize their own and other people’s emotions, discern between different feelings and label them appropriately, use emotional information to guide thinking and behaviour, and manage and/or adjust emotions to adapt to environments or achieve one’s goal(s).[1]

So if you find it difficult to understand what others are talking about when a conversation talks about feelings or desires it may just be that there is a disconnect in your heart at those moments and you are trying to answer questions related to values and desires with a cognitive process that happens in your head.

What is well documented and recognised is that Emotional Intelligence EQ or EI is equally and more important in being sustainably more successful at whatever it is that you wish or are employed to do, than your IQ.  Without well-formed and well-functioning relationships we achieve far less and at a higher cost to self and others!

How can you develop emotional intelligence?

Developing emotional intelligence does not have to be hard. All personal development starts with having awareness. How emotionally intelligent are you? Find out now by taking our Emotional Intelligence Quiz.

Having awareness is only the beginning, it’s what you do with that awareness that counts. What ever the score you obtain in the quiz you can always improve it, we are all on a journey and we are never the complete article!

We can begin the journey by getting better acquainted with our emotions, recognising the difference between say frustrated, annoyed and angry or pleased, impressed & gratitude. There are hundreds if not thousands of different emotions and all have ranges, think of it like a paint colour, How many shades of green are there? In Dan Goleman’s 4 quadrant model this is what is known as Self Awareness.

What follows is being able to manage those emotions. In Goleman’s model this is known as Self-Management emotions are powerful, managed well they are exquisite in bringing closer together, they unite us, fuel us and consolidate our efforts. When we have a lack of self-management are emotions rise to fuel our reaction to events and situations, rather than responding flexibly. They can be the source of upset aggravation and can fuel divide and conflict.

Our ability to read situations, understand and be able to empathise with others is what Goleman refers to as social awareness. This requires us to be interested in others, be able to put aside our own beliefs and values for a moment in order to appreciate another’s position and accept that they may not see things quite the way we do. Goleman calls this social awareness.

I bet that you have met and come across people who just seem to have the knack of getting along with others, even in difficult and challenging environments. You know, the people who can bring people along with an idea or encourage them to challenge it and find an even better way. These people will have high levels of emotional intelligence using it to manage relationships for mutual enjoyable benefit. In Goleman’s model this is known as relationship management

The great news is by working on each area our overall Emotional Intelligence gets better

 

The 48 cards in the pack shown above can help you further develop your emotional intelligence, they are based on Dan Golemans work and use the 4 quadrant model, each card contains a question to think about & work with, it also tells why this is important in building your EQ and finally there is a hint or tip pertinent to the EQ quadrant  giving you three opportunities of learning per card

Go to our Shop to get you pack now and check out the rest of the Reveal Solutions products as well.

What is mBIT?

mBraining Using Your Multiple Brains To Do Cool Stuff

What is mBIT ? mBraining Using Your Multiple Brains To Do Cool Stuff

It stands for multiple brain intergration technique. Why is it important to know about mBIT? Because we have several complex adaptive #neuralnetworks in our bodies, not just in our heads but also in our #heart and #gut.
So What!
So it’s not just our head brain that can figure out what we should do and how we should respond to our surrounding environment, opportunities and threats!
Bet you have never felt when your #heart is not in something, have you?
Bet you have never followed your #gutinstinct have you?
Of course you have, so you instinctively know they have value to you!
So why would you not want to find out how to use them more effectively? To make #wiserdecisions, because we all want that don’t we?
OK It’s time to find out more, first follow this link goo.gl/5Fm6eU
then contact us info@revealsolutions.co.uk Get a FREE copy of this book when you en-role.

Personal Resilience

So much has been written about building personal resilience and it seems that it is one of the hottest topics in businesses and organizations as they look to support their people and look after their well being.

Could it be, that in a world of instant gratification, where we are led to believe that there is always a way, that we have built up a reliance on others to come up with solutions?  Could our desire for inclusion, our worry that a child should not experience rejection on the sports field, that ‘taking part is more important than winning’ result in us losing the ability to cope with difficulty and belief in ourselves to overcome adversity?

Human beings are enduring creatures, we have spent thousands of years dealing with challenges, overcoming what the natural world has thrown at us, yet we seem to struggle with the man-made challenges of modern life. Expectation, falsely-created needs and a desire for an easy life.

Life just isn’t like that, there are real challenges and threats, not the sabre tooth tiger that wants to hunt us and eat us, or (for many of us) the need to find food and water daily in order to survive.  No…modern challenges, like adapting to rapidly-changing technology, coping with change, dealing with global competition, remaining relevant in the workplace, managing others’ expectations and self-expectations.

So just how much control do we have in our lives?  The answer is a lot, but only if we take charge, choose a positive outlook, cultivate the motivation and determination to see things through.

Every four years, we see athletes from around the globe come together to compete, to win and for more to go away empty-handed. The common themes are stories of clear goals, dedication and sacrifice on the way to success and for those who were unable to claim a medal, defiance in defeat, a commitment to work harder, to find new ways to train, to up skill, bank the experience and return stronger. This is resilience in action.

We have worked hard over the last few months to bring to you a set of Building Personal Resilience Coaching Cards, a grouped resource that can be used by individuals, organizations and teams to understand what makes up resilience.  There are challenges and questions to self-coach and develop those skills, thinking and mind-sets needed in order to be successful.

Follow the link to find out more goo.gl/KHZkic

 

Thomas Edison made 1000 experimental light bulbs, all of which failed before he succeeded on his 1001st attempt.

Albert Einstein said ‘failure is success in progress’.

Why every leader should know about Modelling

Leaders must influence; they have the opportunity to make change happen, they often have both connection and power but must be careful on how they use it.
I guess your interest has been captured by the title!
We are all expert modellers, or at least we were! We are born with the innate ability to copy; it’s one of the ways in which we learn as a child. We see those who are around us the most, do things and we copy it, this extends to the way in which we learn language and one reason why a child can learn multiple languages at an early age simultaneously and easily.
I was reading an article on CEO strategy the other day by Roger Martin, a professor at the University of Toronto. In it, a small sentence caught my eye; “everybody watches the leader of his or her organisation. If the leader is successful, everyone will attempt to mimic them”. Never has a truer statement been made and this is where the importance of understanding modelling comes in.

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Leadership of a Country

Whilst many of us have wrestled and struggled with the intricacies of leading teams through change, there surely can be no greater challenge than to lead a country. Whilst government is generally elected by the people on a mandate usually laid out in an election manifesto, the complexity of turning those visions and commitments into action and delivering them before the electoral cycle starts again has been the Achilles heel of many an elected government.
So refreshing it is to see a different approach being taken by Wales. In April 2016 The Wellbeing Of Future Generations Act 2015 is enacted and I thought it would be useful to look at what this act is designed to do, how it will affect every public body in Wales in the way that they work and how the citizens of Wales will benefit.
Leadership is never easy, it requires many skills and has many attributes, most have been written about by a great number of people, yet it is in the mechanics of organisations, the behaviours, the culture started and maintained by those in it that provide the biggest challenge to change. When we look at leading a country there are so many public services and bodies, partners and stakeholders that make up the infrastructure to a country, to influence and direct cultural change becomes more challenging.

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Becoming a Compassionate Leader

A study completed by Christina Boedker from the Australian School For Business has uncovered a “positive link between productivity and compassionate leadership.”
She studied more than 5600 people across 77 organizations, and found the single greatest influence on profitability and productivity was the ability of a leader to be Compassionate.

Why might that be? Probably because when we feel leadership with compassion we feel genuinely valued and as a result we give discretionary effort without reserve.

Leadership development starts with a leader wanting to be more effective and willing to look at themselves honestly and uncompromisingly, both from the outside-in and from the inside-out. Development is self-driven, the best at achieving this are those without ego who genuinely appreciate the opportunity they have to lead and value more than performance and profit. This is not to say they are not focused or understand that area of responsibility; it just means they achieve it a different way.

At the beginning of the year, I was privileged to experience mBIT, multiple Brain Integration Techniques, when I completed my mBIT coach certification; this further enhanced my understanding how leaders can make better decisions when they fully integrate their multiple brains.

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Improving Employee Engagement Part 2

In the first installment of this blog on employee engagement we took an extract from a recent employee engagement survey conducted by Changeboard in partnership with Oracle. The results are real food for thought, leading us to the question, what can we do about it? Each week we will look at the major blockers to employee engagement, with solutions that will lead to great improvements when implemented.

Linked to the manager relationship, is the issue of lack of career development opportunity cited by 39% of those participating as a reason for poor employee engagement. The line manager with poor people skills and unacceptable behaviours is most unlikely to be a nurturing, encouraging individual. We all have a better level of wellbeing when we are involved and part of the story. We all have skills, knowledge & expertise, the secret is if those are recognised, honed & channelled.
What we can do is to work with organisations to develop an extensive people plan that fully reflects business needs, identifies people’s aspirations and matches latent potential to training and development programmes. A critical component of a great people plan is in communicating the opportunity messages and celebrating success, the completion of training, the awards won, the promotions achieved etc.

Reveal Solutions are Leadership and Management Development specialists, designing and delivering bespoke learning interventions that improve employee performance, wellbeing and engagement.