Leaders must use a new healthy growth process. Pandemic hastens shift in worker needs for leaders to change their leadership style to cultivate business growth.
The current working environment has forced people to grow in ways they would have never imagined. Expansive research by Gallup clearly shows a shift in focus for today’s workers:
My Paycheck………….. My Purpose
My Satisfaction………… My Development
My Boss…………………. My Coach
My Annual Review…….. My Ongoing Conversations
My Weaknesses………. My Strengths
My Job………………….. My Life
“These shifts in worker focus have existed for several years, but the COVID-19 pandemic accelerated them just as any crisis tends to accelerate existing trends,” said Lee J. Colan, Ph.D., a notable CEO coach and organizational psychologist. “A new, field-tested process cultivates what we call ‘Healthy Growth’ and prescribes how those with a CEO role should lead to address the unique needs of today’s worker. It’s a science-based approach that predictably yields healthy growth for executive leadership, the employees, and the business.”
“Leadership is a force multiplier when it comes to healthy growth – the more you invest in leadership, the greater your company’s returns,” said Julie Davis-Colan, M.S., a CEO coach and corporate health strategist. “The leader sets the vision and expectations for what The L Group calls the ‘5 Growth Factors.’ The result is healthy growth that is positive, strong, sustained, and serves all parties. The bottom line is: Healthy Leadership x 5 Growth Factors = Healthy Growth.
Healthy leadership is cultivated from the inside out, meaning business leaders must be their best before they get the best from their teams. It starts with an awareness and intentional use of your thoughts, words, and actions to get the best from yourself and others.”
Barry E. Davis, Chairman and CEO of EnLink Midstream, a Fortune 500 company, said, “We have successfully applied The L Group’s powerful tools and executive coaching for over 15 years to help drive our business growth and organizational engagement. This is a clear model with actionable tools, and we have integrated their thinking into our business, which has been an important factor in our ability to adapt and thrive in this environment.”
This Healthy Growth program is