What’s the energy of YOUR A-Game?
Have you ever thought about it? Have you ever thought about what your “a-game” looks like, or what you need to do to “bring it?”When most people think about bringing their “a-game” to the table, they usually think of high performance, winning awards, playing well, showing up 100%, being in the zone, being fully confident, being at the top of their game…But do you ever think about what YOUR “a-game” means to you, personally? Have youÂ ever thought about it? Have you ever thought about what your “a-game”Â looks like, or what you need to do to “bring it?”When most people think about bringing their “a-game” to the table,Â they usually think of high performance, winning awards, playing well, showingÂ up 100%, being in the zone, being fully confident, being at the top of theirÂ game…But do you ever think about what YOUR “a-game” means to you,Â personally? Or what you need to do to take care of yourself to not only accessÂ it, but bring it consistently and sustainably over the long haul? EspeciallyÂ when times get tough? Do you ever think about how your personal energy andÂ health impact your game? Or how your mindset either accelerates or hinders yourÂ game? How about how the energy you’re bringing to the table can hinder orÂ accelerate the game of the people you lead? It all ties in and it all has to doÂ with the “being” and “doing” of leadership you’ve oftenÂ heard me speak of and write about. I’ve found that while everyone’s “a-game” is unique to them, thereÂ are common things that one must address in order to set themselves up forÂ success and “get in front” of their game. This enables them to notÂ only feel good, and “on”, internally, but to lead effectivelyÂ externally as well. This enables them to “show up” powerfully andÂ authentically.Here are 4 places toÂ look right now to identify what these areas might be for you:How do you feel when you’re in the zone? What does your “a-game” look like?Â What things need to be in place for you to be at your best?Â What is the impact of your “a-game” on those you lead?Â What messes with your game? Where do you get knocked off kilter? Answer these questions honestly (this willÂ take you 5 minutes and it’s a good 5 minutes!) and then get into action toÂ support yourself. I can tell you that there are 7 core areas I work with peopleÂ on for achieving their best and most sustainable “a-game”. These 7 areas can beÂ further broken down into two primary areas of focus:Leading with your authentic “boots” on (believe me, this is bigger than itÂ Â Â Â Â Â sounds, there is a whole, very effective, model around “das boot”)Leading – and managing – their energy in all 4 areas of the DTE Energy Leadership Model (all areas are crucial to leadership success and even serves as leadershipÂ Â Â Â Â Â “super powers” when applied intentionally.)So grab your “boots”, work yourÂ energy, and join me this month in bringing a deeper level of meaning andÂ authenticity to your personal game.