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Jacquie Molloy guides senior leaders to develop and display leadership authority (what she calls Authoritas); helps Boards to discover the power (and imperative) of exploring differences of opinion through Debate; and shares the practices for personal authority, high-performing teams and cultural excellence with individuals and organisations so they can be Visible in all the right ways.

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Thursday
Feb212019

What stops you and your team from being switched on?

There’s a tonne of literature out there about making teams great. And an equally wide range of materials about the many ways we as individuals stop ourselves from being at our best.

So what is new to add?

Well perhaps nothing new so much as a reimagined way into the conversation that will help us cut through the white noise that has built up around these topics, preventing us from clearly seeing what is holding us and our teams back.

Let's start that conversation with three very human factors that prevent you and your team from being switched on.

1. Mental multi-tasking

2. Censorship (internal and external)

3. Resentment.

They are also all ways that we, and those around us, resist.

You probably know that we resist everything that we find uncomfortable or difficult unless we have developed the strategies and tactics — and habits — to move through the resistance into action.

We resist dynamics that don't appeal to us or don't make us feel valued. We put off, make excuses and rationalise what we don't want to do in favour of other things.

We hide behind ‘busy’. Often. Even when we don't know that is what we are doing.

For our team — especially if it's an Exec Team or Board — to be switched on, then our team members must know how to identify these types of resistance and how they play out in themselves and others.

They must become skilled at reading the dynamics of the room clearly and without prejudice.

They must learn how to reset and elevate their performances.

I’ll be sharing some of my new work on Switched on Teams this year, including a white paper for the C-Suite and Boards that will be released in May. If you're interested in receiving this white paper, reply to this email or contact Chloe chloe@jacquiemolloy.com so that we can put you on the Priority List.

For now, why not reflect on how any or all of these 3 factors play a part in how you show up and contribute — and indeed if you have different ways of showing up and participating depending on who is in the room or who is speaking or what is being discussed.

That awareness is gold if you are willing to see it.

Here’s to a productive and energised 2019!

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