What it means to be a powerful observer

New Thinking – New Action – New Result

Life Leaders use awareness of mind and body to observe and talk through the actions needed to achieve breakthrough results.  

CLARITY: If you’re not getting the results you want, the first place to look is your own behaviour. To do this you have to observe which practices are not working for you. You cannot deliver better results if you’re blind to the illusions created by your contaminated thinking. The most powerful practices focus on human connection and relationships. 

TRANSFORMATION: When you understand how your language, moods, emotions, and body posture impacts on your effectiveness as a human being you then know what to look for and change. This impacts on how you see yourself, influence others and improve the results you get. You need these interpersonal skills more than ever in a world of increasing volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity. 

SELF-LEARNING: If you are self-motivated and need insights and some practices to help you improve your effectiveness at work and in life, then this website can guide you, one thought, one conversation and one action at a time. Embed them as required into the normal flow of your everyday life.

COACHING: If you are looking to transform your Way of Being, to “be” a more effective leader, then this is how I work. I will do my very best in our initial conversation to understand your world and see if we connect and I can get clarity on what’s possible for you to get the results you’re after. If at the end of the conversation you feel good and ready to go forward, and I can see some opportunities to make a difference for you, I will come back with some ideas for how we could work together. If that seems fair to you, then just get in touch so we can arrange to chat.

Steve.  Master Coach and Learning Mentor.

Frameworks for Transformation Leadership

Summarised below are the frameworks that have helped many leaders, parents, and partners bring clarity to their thinking and secure the most positive impact and shared value from their actions. Each framework is codependent, designed to assist you in getting the best results from what is important in the present moment. You then ask, so what is happening that makes this a priority?

To get the best result you then ask now what is the best way to take care of what you care about. Once actions are taken, the dynamics change and a new context will emerge that requires these three fundamental questions to be asked again. It’s a powerful tool for clarifying motives and priorities in complex situations. It’s your grounding in being your best self and your impact on others that will transform your lifestyle and deliver the success you want. 

1. See the bigger picture to find additional energy for change.

Eyes in movie screens

You live in Relationships. Every aspect of existence requires renewable energy to maintain itself. Human systems benefit from innate learning and intelligence (inside-out energy), a continuously shifting context (outside-in energy), rules for local interaction (bottom-up energy) and clarity of purpose (top-down energy).  These four perspectives energise new ways of collaborating and coordinating action. You and your “tribe” are more powerful when these energy sources are tapped to overcome barriers to meaningful communication, enrich conversations, and improve understanding. 

2. Know yourself better to enhance your wellbeing and influence others.

Group Meeting

You live in Conversations. The stories and mental map that you live from, help you interpret the processes that create your reality. You are in a continuous process of becoming. Hence an innate need to care for yourself and others (relating), connect at a deeper human level (presencing), take responsibility for your feelings (emotioning) and make the distinctions and commitments needed to give your life meaning and purpose (languaging)  All four impact on each other to produce a continuous flow of being. This is how you interrogate reality, make every conversation more honest, face tough challenges and take responsibility for your instincts and emotions. 

3. Observe your thoughts and manage your feelings to be your most effective self.

Girl in Woodland

You live in Emotions. The moods that emotions create are linked to thoughts that predispose you to act in an optimistic or pessimistic state of mind. You can get stuck in a mood until you see what’s blocking your ability to think and act differently (to face facts). This insight enables you to consider your options and move on (to explore possibilities). Overcoming your fear of the unknown requires the courage to be curious and question assumptions (to embrace uncertainty)  Understanding the inevitability of change will encourage you to adapt and learn how to be the person you want to be (to seek growth). You see life and leadership differently when you realise that you are not your thoughts and feelings, you create them and can change them in an instant.  

4. Transform your life experience and make an impact.


You live in a Story. Your life is a story that unfolds moment-to-moment like a movie that you observe on a “screen” that is your conscious experience. It may seem beyond your control, and largely it is, but it helps to slow down the life movie so you can pay attention to and question how you react to events. Control lies in your ability to observe your whole mind at work. The intentions and passions (your inner producer) that give purpose and clarity to the narrative running in your head (your inner scriptwriter).  You choose which story works best for you (your inner director) which enables you to design and rehearse how you will perform (your inner actor) to maximise its impact on other observers. Understanding how this process works will enable you to remake your life movie and act your way into a future of your own making. 

Browse the site for a fuller explanation of these frameworks and the transformational impact they can have on how you lead your life. 

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