How to Take Personal Initiative to Ignite Change
We're all In Transition
What is the impact you would like to see happen through your own initiative, ideas, and passion? If you feel like your life is in flux, you’re not alone. We’re all in the midst of transition in change. The key is to identify and understand our pressing issue – the problem of self-understanding.
Circle of Impact
Taking Personal Initiative to Ignite Change
Leadership starts with the individual’s personal initiative to make a difference. Personal initiative is defined by the impact you create that inspires change. Are you ready to be a leader in a world in transition? Would you like to
Transformation has everything to do with how we give of ourselves to one another and the difference that makes. It is about how we live together, work together, change together, and lead together.
Where do I start implementing a Circle of Impact Leadership Approach? It begins with Impact Day:
- How are you impacting the people around you?
- How are you navigating transition?
- Are you part of a company or organization in transition?
- What are your core values?
- If you are already going the right direction, who are you taking with you?
Each Impact Day is customized to the individual. It is a conversation as we work together to identify where you are, where you’re going, and whom you can and will impact along the way. Let’s get started. Click below set up the initial phone call.
Speaker. Author. Coach.
Dr. Ed Brenegar is a global thought leader, trainer, speaker, and networker. His purpose is to inspire and equip people world-wide to take personal initiative to create impact for their local communities.
He is the author of Circle of Impact: Taking Personal Initiative To Ignite Change. He is the Founder and Facilitator of the Global Impact Network and the Circle of Impact.
LEADING FOR IMPACT BLOG
How do leaders create the impact that matters?
I explore the answers.
When did self-awareness become an obstacle in our lives?
After a quarter-century of consulting with organizations and coaching their leaders, I realized that it was the self-awareness of people that was a prime hurdle to fulfilling potential, creating impact, and leading people.
Let’s look into this.
WHAT IS SELF-AWARENESS?
Self-awareness is knowing who you are within the context of your life situations.
There are two sides to self-awareness. One is knowing who we are as persons. The other is understanding the situations that we are in. Self-awareness and situational awareness are indelibly intertwined.
Self-awareness is being aware of who we are, who we can become, what our potential is, and, maybe more importantly, who we are not. This is particularly true in a time where social media has the power to mold people into persons that their friends and family do not recognize.
Whether you are a small business person or a corporate executive, getting the best work out of your people is one of the most challenging aspects of leadership. It takes more than attractive compensation packages and inspirational pep talks. It takes creating a culture of trust that unites people together around a common desire to give their best. Here are five steps any leader can take to build a relationship of trust with their team.
Add to the mix the shift from in the office to a hybrid structure where they are working from home some days, at the office other days, and whether this arrangement will remain or continue to change.
Problem-solving and change management are very close to one another. I see it in the pattern of behavior where leaders resist change and avoid problem-solving.
Why is this?
It is actually quite easy to pinpoint. Here are two of the reasons.
First, they have never learned how to solve problems.
Second, they correctly assume that solutions imply change.
I recently published a short book called Solving Problems: A Guide To Being A Person of Impact. Yes, it is simply a book on problem-solving. It helps people learn a simple process for solving problems that can be applied in almost any situation. It is based upon my Circle of Impact model of leadership.