One of the greatest skills a Team Leader could give their people is to mentor them to be independent of their manager. Sandy was eternally grateful to her boss for teaching her these skills at the start of her career. This helped her fast track progression through her career path.
Coupled with the NLP Practitioner course where she learnt how to manage her state of mind, she could access calm and confidence in the most chaotic times. No wonder she cruised through the Pandemic while many suffered, not knowing the way forward.
Sandy also became intimately aware of her timeline in every instance. When to pull it in and meet stringent deadlines or relax her timeline when on vacation. She understood her values, prioritised them and was driven by them. It was great to see the difference when she did not know how her unconscious mind drove her.
Like a life skills jigsaw puzzle Sandy learnt where each piece of self-management fit into her life. When she ran into trouble she knew where the problem was and how to fix it. Just like a car mechanic, she was able to diagnose the problem well.
It was the same for everyone in every context. Whether managing children or a team, it was fundamental to teach people how to self-manage. Over-protection hindered their mind muscle from developing.
Rather, throwing people into the deep end had so much more value because believe it or not, people had all the resources they needed. They just had to dig deep and learn how to access them.
Sandy encapsulated self-management in the three pillars below:
1. Confidence, initiative and enthusiasm
Sylvia is a qualified Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) Master Trainer. She started her business in Sydney and is now based in Singapore.