Having The Courage to P.L.A.Y
You’re probably wondering, why is P.L.A.Y. an acronym. Let me explain: Practicing Leadership and Authenticating You.
Great leaders are living up to their authentic selves. After many years, they have learned how to bring their leadership style to create a workplace environment that is full of energy and enthusiasm.
Authentic leaders embrace empathy. They’re willing to walk in their colleagues’ shoes to understand what motivates them. They know that communication is welcomed at all levels of the organization. That means there is an open conversation – no matter what level of the company you’re working in – that allows ideas and feedback to fuel constant transformation.
Authentic leaders know that collaboration and teamwork are necessary to create a more productive and efficient workplace. These types of leaders know that they can solve problems and provide solutions for their customers and clients more quickly and creatively.
Leaders who know how to P.L.A.Y. know when to pivot and how to manage conflict in real-time. They constantly are bringing team members together to discuss what’s working and what’s not, then devising a solution to remove any roadblocks.
Having the courage to P.L.A.Y. means that you are willing to make the adjustments in your style to become a better leader every day.
About This Contributor
Do YOU Have The Courage To P.L.A.Y?
My facilitation style and ability to appeal to all learning types make me an ideal facilitator. My training consists of blended learning tools that provide fun experiential activities for participants. The power of this type of PLAY provides a highly energetic environment but ties it back to the content so the emotional connection makes it stick. I can customize and curate based on my client's needs and challenges. I ask questions and do the research to provide a meaningful and impactful session. I have worked with schools, non-profits, and corporate organizations all across the country. Audience Take-a-ways Empathy skills to build resilience Communication competency of compassion to truly engage colleagues, friends, and family Skill recommendations and interactive engagement to respond to situations, not react, Releasing pre-conceived expectations to manage challenges and opportunities with a renewed sense of clarity Leaning into the power of empathy in times of uncertainty