Flow is considered to be the optimal state of consciousness. A psychological state that, when experienced, brings great satisfaction, enjoyment and success. In this module you will learn how the concept of this optimal or ‘ideal’ state is applied to leadership in order to achieve optimal or ‘ideal’ leadership.
The Foundations of the Flow Leadership Model form the essential building blocks necessary to obtain to make progress and achieve ultimate success in effective leadership. As these foundations are the key elements of the Flow Leadership Model and underpin the Flow Spectrums, it is essential to gain an understanding of the Flow Foundations prior to introducing the Flow Model and the Flow Spectrums.
Self-awareness is not only a key foundation for the Flow Leadership Model, but it is an absolute foundation of effective leadership. Greater self-awareness equates to higher emotional intelligence, so understanding yourself as well as the impact that you're having on others will increase your ability to build relationships, communicate effectively, build trust, and influence others. Greater self-awareness will also build your confidence in the strengths that you have, knowing exactly what you do well and how to continue doing what you do well, but equally important, knowing how to account for your perceived weaknesses or areas for development.
This module utilises the Flow Awareness tool which aids participants to understand exactly how to develop their self-awareness.
The second foundation of the Flow Leadership Model is Mindset. The module highlights how the right mindset is absolutely critical to be effective as a leader. Your mindset needs to be positive; you need to be future-focused and solution-oriented. It's incredibly important that you believe in yourself, that you believe in the direction that you're moving in, and that you believe in the people that you are leading to be able to get the best results for yourself, your organisation, and those you are leading.
The Flow Leadership Mindset is not just about yourself - the way you see the world, the way you think, what you want, what you desire - it's important to open your mind and be open to others to lead effectively.
Strengths is the third pillar of the Flow Foundations. Developing the right leadership skills is critical for leadership success.
Many people in today's world have been influenced by the traditional approach of psychology and focus almost entirely on “fixing” what's wrong with them, their problems, their weaknesses and their stresses. Amongst this, they often lose sight of what is good and what is strong in them. I prefer to draw on positive psychology, a more modern approach of focusing on what we do well and how we can develop to be our best. This module focuses on strengths and strengths-based leadership.