Self-Leadership & Mentorship: Collectively Creating a Better Future

Keith Lawrence Miller, M.A., PCC, BCC, CPRW

Elite Pro Coach | Ivy League Resumes

ICF Certified & Credentialed Coach (PCC) | Board Certified Coach (BCC)

M.A. Columbia University | Organizational Psychologist

(855) My-Pro-Coach | Skype (718) 717-2820

http://EliteProCoach.com | www.LinkedIn.com/in/keithlawmiller

 

Leadership coaching is dedicated to enhancing leadership skills and abilities by enhancing the leader within and creating self-awareness. Targeting and understanding the underlying processes that dictate predictable behaviors creates a necessary awareness in alignment with reality that enables superior leadership. All leadership is not equal, but rather, fluid, flexible, and adaptive to the situation and environment. Implementing the correct developmental process proactively separates the good from the great. Our leadership coaching processes develops great leaders. However, facing perceived fears, accepting critical feedback, and managing emotional highs & lows in alignment with universal laws is required for maximizing personal and professional growth.

Everyone is capable of being a leader and that leadership begins with leading the self. The material offered goes above and beyond generic leadership content found on other leadership sites such as mission, vision, and tactics of leadership. Rather, we expand on these processes and include the real human aspect and psychological foundation of creating valued connections that by association inspire followers to exceed performance expectations. Additionally, these writings are geared to elicit behaviors that make leaders more follower-friendly, and attempt by diffusion, to refine the skills needed to lead successfully.

 

What have you done today to make you, your family, and your community better?

During times of shared tragedy, a genuine collective need to help those affected happens because there is a human need to be part of the group and give support to others. Unfortunately, tragedy exist and we need to proactively prevent evil collectively on a daily basis.

Not everyone can give to one specific event and the collective act creates a bottle neck, inner frustration for those trying to help and not getting the chance, and a lot of wasted energy that the wrong people capitalize on usually for financial gain.

We should not only react by giving our support during tragedy, but we should be proactive everyday as a collective culture to prevent future tragedies. This is not about wide sweeping policy, but rather, this is about your direct life and the impact in which you control — The daily interaction with the people who come into your life and supporting the people around you. This does not only concern your direct connections, but also the second and third connections that are further away from your comfort group. More people are affected by your actions than you are truly aware.

Sometimes the act of supporting others with kindness creates an echo throughout the community. The energy you put out is the energy others use and impacting someone positively pays great dividends for others. Vicariously, others are benefitted by your kindness, most of which you will not directly encounter, but one day might encounter a loved one.

It takes less effort to smile than to frown and facial expressions are contagious. Smiling at your loved ones or your neighbors can send rippling effects of joy on the level you can impact. Negativity stays with children throughout the lifespan unless they deal with the event that caused the anger and make necessary changes as they become adults. Avoidance, denial, and pretending does not remove the scars, but rather, promotes additional pain, and not only for the self, but also for the others in which there is an interaction.

Donating money to tragedy is not the only way to help. The best way each of us could help is to proactively, each day, support our connections and mentor younger people and children to exhibit positive traits.  For every negative word, there needs to be seven positive words to neutralize the energy. It takes more strength and commitment to overcome negativity which is why the act of overcoming is viewed as honorable.

We have all experienced times of pain and parents are not perfect because there is no perfect parenting handbook. Repeating mistakes is not conducive for generating positive results and parenting is a responsibility that is chosen. Innocence deserves to keep that commitment. We could all be better parents and an extra hug or an extra word of encouragement will never hurt.

Committing to self-leadership is about taking responsibility for your actions and being brave enough to ask yourself the difficult questions which challenge and discomfort. Self-leadership begins with being honest with you and admitting imperfection, being clear about the imperfections, and generating solutions to overcome shortcomings. Resiliency is a major factor in the success we experience in life. There are examples of people living through the worst of times and achieving monumental success. There are examples of people living through the best of times and achieving modest success. A few factors that contribute to these outcomes are mentoring and parenting.

Great mentors and great parents usually witness the impact of their efforts. The vicarious satisfaction is overwhelming and the outcome is usually well worth the sacrifice. We all can experience great achievements and giving the gift of great mentorship and great parenting is the greatest gift you could give. Teaching and supporting others to learn to fish instead of giving fish is priceless.

Becoming a great mentor and a great parent begins with self-leadership. Studies have shown that impulse control predicts future success. Self-leadership is about controlling the impulse to act without thinking. Self-leadership is about living true to your story. Self-leadership is about writing your own story and not following the story that was written for you. Self-leadership is a prerequisite for positively influencing others. As adults, we have a great responsibility, and that is to lead ourselves with dignity and truth, be honorable role models for our loved ones and our community, and to pass on the positive courage to as many individuals as possible.

Self-leadership, mentorship, and parenting are the three ways we all can positively impact our shared culture and proactively prevent future tragedies. Evil is strong, but good is much stronger because it is easy to be evil, but the effort it takes to be good is everlasting.

 

Keith Lawrence Miller, M.A., PCC, BCC, CPRW

Elite Pro Coach | Ivy League Resumes

ICF Certified & Credentialed Coach (PCC) | Board Certified Coach (BCC)

M.A. Columbia University | Organizational Psychologist

(855) My-Pro-Coach | Skype (718) 717-2820

http://EliteProCoach.com | www.LinkedIn.com/in/keithlawmiller

Leadership coaching is dedicated to enhancing leadership skills and abilities by enhancing the leader within and creating self-awareness. Targeting and understanding the underlying processes that dictate predictable behaviors creates a necessary awareness in alignment with reality that enables superior leadership. All leadership is not equal, but rather, fluid, flexible, and adaptive to the situation and environment. Implementing the correct developmental process proactively separates the good from the great. Our leadership coaching processes develops great leaders. However, facing perceived fears, accepting critical feedback, and managing emotional highs & lows in alignment with universal laws is required for maximizing personal and professional growth.

Everyone is capable of being a leader and that leadership begins with leading the self. The material offered goes above and beyond generic leadership content found on other leadership sites such as mission, vision, and tactics of leadership. Rather, we expand on these processes and include the real human aspect and psychological foundation of creating valued connections that by association inspire followers to exceed performance expectations. Additionally, these writings are geared to elicit behaviors that make leaders more follower-friendly, and attempt by diffusion, to refine the skills needed to lead successfully.

 

 

Keith Miller

Keith Lawrence Miller, Organizational Psychologist, Board Certified Coach (BCC), Professional Credentialed Coach (PCC), with subject matter expertise in executive career & leadership coaching and management consulting supported by a Master of Arts (M.A.) in Organizational Psychology from Columbia University.


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