How To Energise Your Teams

Many companies now have ‘energising leadership’ as one of their key performance indicators. The reason is simple.  If people are energised, they enjoy work more and perform better.

Research from Professor Kim Cameron, Michigan Business School shows you how to make this happen.

First of all, what do we mean by energised?

It means that after someone has contact with you they feel invigorated, have more energy, experience increased vitality, more stamina and would seek you out if they needed a boost. The great thing is that you can research and map your current position and build a strategy for the future.

It’s all part of a Positive Leadership approach which we know delivers commercial benefit. Energising leadership provides a key component of KineticFuture’s Positive Leadership Programme.  We coach you to work out how to implement these ideas in your own natural style, day to day.

Professor Cameron identified ten attributes of Positive Energisers. Why not assess yourself on a scale of 1-10 across a week to see where your strengths are and where you could develop.

  1. Helps others flourish
  2. Trustworthy and has integrity
  3. Dependable
  4. Uses abundance language (strengths, things going well)
  5. Notices what’s going on and is fully engaged
  6. Genuine and authentic
  7. Sees opportunities
  8. Solves problems
  9. Smiles
  10. Expresses gratitude and humility

If you would like to run a Positive Leadership. Peak Performance Programme for your leadership team, please do contact us for more information.

Buy Kim Cameron’s book on Amazon: Practicing Positive Leadership.

Build Morale For Tough Times

In tough times, keeping up team morale is really important. Being an ‘energiser leader’ when you present or in meetings is a powerful way of doing this.

It’s not about pretending everything is brilliant; it’s about making sure people leave you feeling more energised than when they came in.

Here are ten attributes of ‘positive energisers’. Use these principles in your presentations and cultivate them every day. You will increase your positive energy quotient, which is strongly linked to high performance and organisational success. You’ll boost your own morale too!

How do you rate on these?
1.Help others flourish
2.Be trustworthy and have integrity
3.Be dependable
4.Use abundance language (things that are going well; strengths)
5.Notice what’s going on and be fully engaged
6.Be genuine and authentic
7.See opportunities
8.Solve problems
10.Express gratitude and humility

Would you like more positive energy in your organisation or in your presentations? Ask us how.

Source: Professor Kim Cameron, Practicing Positive Leadership, 2013.

Five Ways to Spot Energisers

Positive energy in a leader predicts high performance. How can you know if someone is like this? What are the signs? Are you an energiser?

It’s all about the effect upon others, who after an exchange will:

  1. Feel invigorated by that person
  2. Have more energy for their work after interacting with them
  3. Experience increased vitality; a sense of feeling strong and active
  4. Would seek out this person when they needed a boost
  5. Feel they have more stamina after an exchange with them

If your personal or organisational positive energy is flagging, ask us about courses and coaching support to give it a boost.

Source: Professor Kim Cameron, Practicing Positive Leadership 2013.

Are You an Energiser or a De-Energiser?

If you can find a way to leverage positive energy then you’ll increase team performance by a factor of 4. This is according to research by Dr Kim Cameron, organizational development expert.  Watch his video on the subject here.

His way of measuring this is simple.  When ‘Jane’ comes out of a meeting with her boss does she feel energised or de-energised?

So, would you say you personally are an energiser or a de-energiser?

The acid test is to ask the question thinking of people you find harder to work with.  How do they feel when they come out of a meeting with you or attend one of your presentations?  How about your leaders or management team generally?

There is a strong evidence base from neuroscience and positive psychology in the workplace that positive leadership, which energises people, delivers improved financial performance.

You can map your prime energisers by completing a survey and then coach people to become better energisers even with people they struggle with.

KineticFuture has identified “7 Super Behaviours” based around the research. We show you practical approaches to solve your own real business challenges today and give you a foundation for things you’ll come across in future.  It lies within our “Positive Leadership. Peak Performance” consultancy and courses.

Contact us if you’d like to know more about this field and how it could help you.

Practicing Positive Leadership

Plenty of research has been done on why companies go terribly wrong, but what makes companies go spectacularly right? That’s the question that Kim Cameron asked over a decade ago. Since then, Cameron and his colleagues have uncovered the principles and practices that set extraordinarily effective organizations apart from the merely successful.

In his previous book Positive Leadership, Cameron identified four strategies that enable these organizations, and the individuals within them, to flourish: creating a positive climate, positive relationships, positive communication, and positive meaning. Here he lays out specific tactics for implementing them. These are not feel-good nostrums – study after study (some cited in this book) have proven positive leadership delivers breakthrough bottom-line results. Thanks to Cameron’s concise how-to guide, now any organization can be “positively deviant,” achieving outcomes that far surpass the norm.

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