As humans, we’re wired to stay safe - to run from the grizzly and seek cover in the quake. That’s great in the wilderness and during natural disasters. But, we bring that wiring to our leadership every day.
We foresee danger in testing boundaries - so we stop before we start. We imagine honest conversations ruining relationships – so we stay quiet. We equate lack of knowing with inadequacy – so we posture. We protect ourselves so fiercely that we miss the opportunity to thrive.
That seems like a bit of a drag. And, it’s deeply human. To see possibilities instead of danger and opportunities instead of loss, we need help challenging assumptions that hold us back.
At Redcliff Coaching, leaders on the precipice of possible learn to detach from constraining beliefs, favor wondering ‘what if’ instead of feeding ‘can’t do’, identify creative possibilities, access untapped reserves of strength, align actions to values, and demand that fun participate in their leadership journey.
What we value
Compassion Supporting people to grow and change in how they lead requires deep listening, empathy, understanding, and care.
Hunger Accessing that insatiable desire to learn, grow and refine one’s capacity for impact is human fuel.
Wonder Embracing possibility, as opposed to certainty, encourages optimism and hope and lets juicy things happen.
Levity Adding lightness and humor to intense work prompts creative insights, gives us perspective, alleviates stress, connects us with others, and makes leading far more enjoyable.
Gut Listening to it, speaking from it, and operating with it matters if we want to lead in unconstrained ways. It’s where honesty and courage come from, after all.