Team & Leadership development

Francis Becks Consulting

Francis Becks is a strategy and leadership development firm based in the Brantford and Greater Toronto Areas. We bring a strengths-focused approach to developing leaders, restructuring businesses and coaching teams to their full potential.

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Connecting 101

Connection is an genuine and authentic meeting of hearts/thoughts/ideas in a given moment. Connection can happen with individuals or groups and is an imperative skill to incorporate into your teams.

Connecting will increase your influence in every situation.

Connecting is a people skill that can be practiced and learned.

Connecting is a people skill that can be practiced and learned.

 

People are asking:

1. Do you care?

2. Can you help me?

3. Can I trust you?


 

Connection isn’t about YOU.

It's about them. "What do YOU care about?"

•How do you want to grow?

•What’s something you want to learn?

•What is your favourite weekend activity?
 

Take the time to LISTEN to those around you.

Take the time to LISTEN to those around you.

What we say accounts for 7% of what’s believed.

The way we say it, for 38%.

What others see for 55%.

Why is Coaching So Important?

What happens when we lead but don't coach?

What happens when we coach but don't manage?

The intricacies of what being a leadership looks like can feel overwhelming and daunting. We have so much information at our fingertips, but so little time to process this idea of leadership before we are in the fire and need to put our theories to practice.

But let's break it down.

Leadership is about growing other leaders, setting the culture, showing the way.

Leadership is about growing other leaders, setting the culture, showing the way.

What does happen if we attempt leading but not coaching?

Okay, before we have that conversation, let's define some of the leadership hats that today's leaders are wearing.

• Managing – Providing clear, concise instructions for outcomes, deliverables and due dates to your team

• Leading – Providing inspiration and encouraging the team towards a vision

• Mentoring – Providing a role model which a member of the team can aspire to being

• Coaching – Providing a focus for growth for new competencies, qualities and being a team member

So if we, as the leader, are casting the vision (that's amazing, do it!), but fail to coach our teams, it means they will be behind, not able to keep up with the vision.

It's a good idea without the know-how.

So much of being a leader means knowing what hat to put on in what moment.

Is this the moment I should be managing my team and giving them clear, specific instructions?

Is this the moment to be casting the vision and inspiring them?

Or is this the moment to coaching them and watch them take risks, grow, and bring new ideas to the table.

As leaders we face these questions every single day.

So why is coaching so important?

Because it's a space to see our people grow and develop into the fullest of their potential and their strength.