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L-Plate mindedness

Life is about learning. If we consider that we know it all, we have stopped learning.

As Leaders we must continuously be open to learning. I like to call this having an L-Plate mindedness. 

As an L-Plate driver you are always alert to your environment. You are conscious of the changes you need to make and when. You are not cocky nor are you too relaxed; you are strong yet ready to flex. You are open to feedback and are always looking for ways of improvement.

In 1981, Rosemarie Rizzo Parse first published the “Man-living-health” theory, which then became the “human becoming theory” in 1992. The idea behind this was that rather than being “human-beings”, we are “human’s becoming” – there is no end-state… it is all learning. 

In the context of driving, we would never say we were a good driver. Instead we would say we are a driver getting better. 

This coming week I encourage you have a mindfulness around what plate you are wearing. How does this affect the relationships you have and the flow of your work? 

Have fun with it!

Middle Leader Coaching and Mentoring

Are you a leader of an organisation or school who is intent on growing your middle leaders, but not quite sure how?

Are you spending time mentoring and coaching them on-the-hop and feel you could be supporting them better?

Maybe with the best of intent, you place them on a one-day course, but these are like a drop in the ocean; they provide some tools, but once back in the face of work, their use can fall-over. This leaves them feeling frustrated and confused, and can sometimes make an even bigger problem for you to deal with, and will eat into your already precious time.

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