“If you want to have an impact on business, you must have an impact on people.” Kathleen Crandall
There is an abundance of information and studies that suggest business grows when people feel valued and engaged in the workplace. The best leaders who generate the most successful outcomes know that how they lead, motivate and engage people is the secret to success. Some lean in, some enable greatness, and others rely on team building and empowerment to move the dial. In every case, it is a focus on people that makes a difference.
Consider the impact of intentionally “lifting up” others as a collaborative mindset. As humans we understand the concept of a clan and the need to help each other achieve and accomplish goals. It requires empathy, kindness, acknowledgement, resources, teamwork and the ability to provide encouragement in words and actions. It requires that leaders have a vision and communicate it well and often to everyone in the organization.
At Meaningful Connections, we have designed a new model called LiftingUp™ Leadership, a term inspired by Anne Pryor. “This is a new mindset that engages the heart and the mind in how we work together more effectively”, said Anne Pryor. “It requires trust and a selfless commitment to others. And, when people work together with the intention to help each other and provide unconditional support and Lovitude® (love and gratitude) to reach a goal, it begets more of the same. It becomes contagious, and leads to results that exceed our highest expectations”, Pryor explained.
Research shows that business grows when people feel significant, passionate, confident, motivated, and even inspired to produce more and with better results. Cultures of contribution and accountability are built and succeed when people feel valued, recognized and invested in the vision of their leader. And leaders who understand this concept are seeing significant change and positive results and happy employees.
Leaders who “Lift Up” others embrace compassion, empathy, generosity and unconditional support of others without judgment. They understand their impact on others and use it for the good of relationships and the organization. This starts with self-awareness, having clarity around their individual impact, (what many are now calling personal brand), and engaging with others with positive intention. It grows and builds when people connect in a more significant way online and off.
Today that means blending human one-to-one interactions with electronic and online communications to create and build meaningful connections. “The new world of work will not look like that of the past. The trend in the future is intrapreneurialism and the place and space to enable that. Leaders of businesses large and small will succeed when they embrace and prepare for this new work environment and invest in people,” said Rise Kasmirski.
Learn more about LiftingUp Leadership with Meaningful Connections, a partner in the Collaborative Leadership Center at Sugar Lake Lodge. Consider building LiftingUp Leadership concepts into your next corporate retreat or attend one of the powerful LiftingUp Leadership events offered throughout the year.
The first LiftingUp Leadership retreat will be offered to women leaders May 14-16 and limited to 20 attendees. May 14-16, 2014
“LiftingUp™ Leadership Retreat – a new heart and mind shift for women leaders in business”
Be a part of a very special event where up to twenty women leaders will gather for a transformative retreat. Meaningful Connections will host this gathering at the Collaborative Leadership Center at Sugar Lake Lodge. This is an empowering and transformative retreat set in nature for women leaders seeking a more profound approach to leadership
Each day will feature new learnings and concepts around LiftingUp Leadership, a new approach to business and personal success. You will experience a perfect balance between teachings that will transform what you think, believe and feel about leading in today’s business environment and time to reflect and ponder the future in pristine nature.
What you will learn and experience:
Intentional Impact – how you lead has a ripple impact that extends far beyond your business. Learn about the power of your personal brand and how to be more intentional in your impact in lifting people up and enabling success How to Leverage the New World of Work – what you need to know about attracting, engaging and retaining high performers in today’s market
- How to Create a Culture of Connection from the inside out and create more business as a result – learn how online tools and personal interaction contribute to building brands, meaningful connections and business 24/7
- Experience a ground-breaking approach to future mapping, created by futurist Masanori Kanda
Investment: $1,399 includes private room, meals and all retreat materials. Space is limited to 20 so register early.
Presented by Kathleen Crandall, Anne Pryor and Rise Kasmirski co-creators of Meaningful Connections
For more information or to register, please contact Kathleen Crandall at [email protected]