Your leadership will emerge from your life story, and this is what makes you unique. While we all have a thread of leadership in us, and have been tested through our real-world experiences, few of us take the time to truly understand the essence of who we are, what our natural gifts are, and how and where to use them to best effect.
Employees are the lifeblood of any organisation and they must be recognised as such. This will only come about through conscious proactive leaders revolutionising their thinking and their leadership style.
To discover your authenticity and passion to lead, revisit the story of your life and reframe your life experiences. The choice to become a revolutionary, soul-centered, people-focused leader is yours.
Charley Swords – International Leadership Consultant and Mentor.
Really happy to share my first book with you!
Authentic, revolutionary leadership is not about power and control, it is all about people. Leading yourself first and then leading your employees.
This guide is filled with simple, effective and insightful exercises, providing a detailed framework to assess and develop yourself as a leader.
I hope you enjoy working your way through my book and please do let me know what you think and if I can further support you in any way.
You cannot lead others if you cannot first lead yourself. Self-leadership, one of the biggest challenges for leaders today, is a process of consciously choosing your thoughts, feelings and actions to support you in achieving your personal and professional goals.
To be the greatest, most authentic version of you and to chart your ultimate destination and the steps you will take to arrive there, you need to revolutionise your thinking.
This is the most widely used leadership style worldwide and is based on intrinsic motivation.
In adopting this style, you will need to exercise your influence to produce enthusiastic commitment from your employees as opposed to reluctant obedience or indifference.
Transformational leaders focus on the big picture and need to be surrounded by people who take care of the details.
Now is your time to live the life you want, not the life others want you to live.
Learn how to find your real self again, by looking within, and use this as the foundation on which to build your ultimate dream.
Understand your own ‘Why?’ – Why this career, why now and why not?
Learn more about Charley’s five-step Career Plan Roadmap ©.
Impactful strategic leadership rests with the executives and senior leadership and management teams in an organisation.
They are responsible for strategic thinking and decision-making regarding the long-term success and sustainability of the organisation. This is not a position but a leadership style and needs to be cultivated and developed for growth.
Training and Development
If you want to grow your business, develop your people and they will grow the business for you.
Tailor-made development programmes, based on your business goals and your employee’s needs inspire your people to think more critically and strategically, resulting in sustainable change.
“Charley has a great knowledge of and ability to prepare me psychologically and she provided me with some very useful tools for truly clarifying what I want to achieve”
“There was something special about this process and the only way I can explain it is to say it was Charley who made it special.”
“There was no big preamble in your roadmap, but, instead, five clear steps that helped me develop a good picture of who and where I am now and who and where I want to be in the years to come.”
“Charley displays an in-depth understanding of human psychology in her very effective approach.”
“It’s straightforward and calm, it gave me space to freely explore with self-confidence.”
“I now have a road map with key actions which I am confident will take me where I need to go.”