Finding Fulfilment – How to Retain Top Talent

It is said that the two most important days of your life are the day you are born and no, not the day you die, but the day you realize why you are born. Why is the second so important? Because discovering your true purpose or calling in life connects to your inner passion for living. How you see the world, the decisions you make to earn a living and what you do from then on is influenced by an inner desire to grow and fulfill your life’s purpose.

Are you thriving or merely surviving? I define thriving as having the ability to express yourself, connect with others, and contribute in meaningful ways.

Last week at a seminar I heard a wonderful expression:  Millennials are suffering from “quarter-life crisis”! As amusing as this sounds, it tells me something powerful about their hopes and dreams. They are looking for fulfilment, want to make a difference, and do something meaningful with the precious gift of life they have been given.

Soon 50% of the workforce will be made up of Millennials.  What impact will this have on your workplace environment, having a workforce that is looking for ‘employee fulfilment’? How are you preparing to meet this need and what exactly does fulfilment mean to them? It’s certainly quite a different set of expectations from when I first entered the workforce.  I was just happy to have a job.

These are very important questions to answer.  They will make a difference whether or not an organization will be able to effectively engage and retain the valuable talent they have spent considerable resources to attract and hire.

Fulfilment can only begin to happen when our basic needs have been met.  Meeting our basic needs are the building blocks for our emotional and physical health. For most Millennials entering the workforce this is the case. Their basic needs of survival/safety, loving relationships, and self-esteem/status have been met. As parents, we have provided these basic needs that have enabled our children to grow and develop.

With their basic needs provided for, development of individuality begins. They develop their own sense of style, who they are, and what will make them happy. Growth and fulfilment being to happen from within, discovering themselves.

The more alignment we can create in our lives between meeting our basic needs and fulfilling our purpose, the healthier, happier and higher performing we will be. This is where the sense of thriving comes from.

It is journey of self-discovery, our reason for being, and our purpose.  When we can satisfy our basic needs and our purpose at the same time, we will find fulfilment and experience a deep sense of well-being.

Millennials are often seen as demanding and self-centred. However, these are necessary steps on the journey to finding fulfilment. Discovering who you are and what will make you happy.

We tend to think ourselves as material beings, but in reality we are energetics beings having a physical experience.

One way to discover who you are and what’s most important to you is to explore your personal values. The Personal Values Assessment from the Barrett Values Centre is a free online tool designed for personal development and team building.  Values are the language of the heart and when lived, give a positive mental attitude.

Positive Mental Attitude x Ability = High Performance

And conversely, “Negative Mental Attitude x Ability (all the degrees and experience you have) = Low Performance

Use the tool to discover what matters most in your life and share these values with your manager, team members and loved ones.  The more alignment you can find at work and in your relationships with your personal values, the happier and more fulfilled you will be.

What I love most about finding fulfilment are the positive all-round impacts it has on personal happiness, physical and mental health, and our overall performance.

Providing employee fulfilment is a key success factor to retaining top talent.

With love from Singapore.

Joanna

We are very excited to share that my book, Conscious Culture, has been selected by the Government of Canada to be included in their recommended reading list of Reference Material for Ethics Advisors/Officers. What an honour! http://cultureleadershipgroup.com/conscious-culture-book/

Be sure to visit our Free Resource Center to get access to free e-books, worksheets and other valuable leadership development resources.

Our Signature Keynote – Awakening the Heart of Leadership Potential

To find out what your personal values are that empower you to higher performance and productivity, take a Free Personal Values Assessment.

To learn how well aligned you are with your workplace culture and what is impact performance, contact us for an Individual Values Assessment

To learn how to map, measure and manage the culture of your team or organization with our Culture Value Assessment for Teams and Organizations.

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With 30 years in business transformation working with organizations, Joanna’s passion lies in working with leaders, facilitating active participation in organizational change, developing resourceful teams and aligning strategic objectives. Her goal is to help organizations become high performing and values-driven, where people take ownership, build commitment and bridge communication gaps. As CEO of the Culture Leadership Group, she ensures successful transformation from concept through to implementation.

BVC Client Event – Building a High Performance Culture

A Values driven culture significantly contributes to an organisation’s success

Intention

  • To engage, inform and inspire leaders to embark on a cultural tansformation journey for themselves and their organisation.
  • To spark more transformation work in Singapore and the surrounding region and grow the impact of work for the Barrett Values Centre (BVC) and local Cultural Transformation Tools (CTT) Consultants.
  • Ultimately to fulfill the BVC’s mission and vision: supporting leaders in building values-driven organisations and creating a values-driven society.

For More Details, Please contact :  Joanna.Barclay@clg-ap.com | Tel: +65 86298815

Download: BVC Client Event – Building a High Performance Culture

IQ + EQ = SQ (Social Intelligence)

IQ + EQ = SQ 

Social Intelligence to Engage the Collaborative Organization

Learning to share power is the challenge of the 21st century.  For 17 years I’ve been a professional facilitator, helping teams and communities come together to build consensus and collaborate. What I’ve witnessed is people in all fields; technical, business, politics, and the caring industry, have trouble getting along and collaborating with their peers.

For thousands of years, hierarchical, command and control leaders have been the role model. Hence, it will take time for old patterns to change. Obstacles to success will arise daily as co-workers lack the skills, self-awareness, and interpersonal skills to collaborate. How to address conflict seems to be the biggest stumbling block, where those with EQ are far more successful than those with high levels of IQ.

In the technical fields, it’s not unusual to find conflict with people who suffer from a lack of social skills and have trouble getting along.  The level of trust for co-workers is very low, and collaboration is almost non-existent.  Conflict is also high when it comes to the business and political arenas, where people are expected to challenge the status quo, compete, and create something new.

I’d like to propose that success in the 21st century will actually depend more on SQ, social intelligence, the result of combining EQ and IQ.

Soft skills are changing the game:

  • IQ gets you in the door,
  • EQ get you recognized by your co-workers,
  • SQ, the science of human relationships, enables leaders to engage the collective wisdom of the organization.

To be a great socially intelligent leader, you need to know:

  • How to inspire and develop the talents of your people,
  • Create a safe environment which empowers staff to take creative risks,
  • Build relationships out in the community,
  • Make presentations,
  • Create inspiring visions,
  • Constantly stretch, learn, and grow, modelling how to expand and reinvent yourself.

The Organization Journey Map (Figure A-4) is a useful tool for seeing where the organization is currently and where it wishes to grow. The leadership and skills segments of the map are particularly helpful in understanding what new training and development is necessary to develop the skills needed to lead cultural change and transform into the collaborative organization. As the saying goes, “leaders need to be the change they wish to see.” This implies leaders need to have the competencies for managers and employees to follow.

Interaction is the core characteristic of the collaborative phase. Organizations in this phase aim for real teamwork between all members and departments. Their mission and goal is to make a quality impact on society. Socially intelligent leaders are enthusiastic, visionary, and empathetic. Their management style is facilitative. Key skills at this level are delegating responsibility, managing group conflict, growing from experience, and helping others do the same. The main difference between collaborative and lower-phase organizations is the free flow of ideas.

There is a reason why companies value team players.  Those who get along with others tend to rise to the top. Leaders can’t build organizations on brilliance alone and need people who can implement great ideas.  Collaboration trumps competition as a transformational force. Working together by harnessing the power our social intelligence through relationship, responsiveness and cooperation.

With love from Singapore.

Joanna

We are very excited to share that my book, Conscious Culture, has been selected by the Government of Canada to be included in their recommended reading list of Reference Material for Ethics Advisors/Officers. What an honour! http://cultureleadershipgroup.com/conscious-culture-book/

Be sure to visit our Free Resource Center to get access to free e-books, worksheets and other valuable leadership development resources.

Our Signature Keynote – Awakening the Heart of Leadership Potential

To find out what your personal values are that empower you to higher performance and productivity, take a Free Personal Values Assessment.

To learn how well aligned you are with your workplace culture and what is impact performance, contact us for an Individual Values Assessment

To learn how to map, measure and manage the culture of your team or organization with our Culture Value Assessment for Teams and Organizations.

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With 30 years in business transformation working with organizations, Joanna’s passion lies in working with leaders, facilitating active participation in organizational change, developing resourceful teams and aligning strategic objectives. Her goal is to help organizations become high performing and values-driven, where people take ownership, build commitment and bridge communication gaps. As CEO of the Culture Leadership Group, she ensures successful transformation from concept through to implementation.

From Fear to Trust

 

Everyone wants joy and happiness, but few realize that mental, physical and emotional well-being are the foundation to them all.

Each of us has the power to make choices to be our most joyful, loving and creative selves. So what holds us back from making positive choices to realize our full potential?
Our fears.
Fears of not having enough. Fears of not being loved enough. Or fears of not being good enough.

As leaders in our fast changing world, we need the skills to be able to face our fears, learn and adapt to change, constantly. The most successful individuals and companies are the ones who are able to adapt to change quickly.What prevents learning and growth are our fears. The biggest one is the overriding need for safety and security.

Here is some wisdom from Abraham Maslow:
“… Growth forward is made possible by the feeling of being safe, operating out into the unknown from a safe home port, of daring because retreat is possible… Assured safety permits higher needs and impulses to emerge and to grow towards mastery… In the choice between giving up safety or giving up growth, safety will win out.”
What Maslow is saying is fear holds us back, and trust enables us to grow.
Whenever we encounter a new situation, we need to have the confidence and trust in our abilities and our organization, to cope with the challenges and support us. It takes courage to grow, and trust in our environment to overcome the fears we may be feeling.
  • What factors in your environment are helping you build the confidence needed for a growth mind-set?
  • How are you enabling your people to embrace change with confidence in their abilities?
  • What is leadership doing to build a safe and secure workplace that will support you if you fail?
Having a growth mind-set enables us to learn and adapt to change. It must be supported by the right workplace culture and leadership. A workplace culture that encourages creativity and failure. This is because innovation entails trial and error. With a leadership style that builds trust and trustworthiness, that values you and your abilities.
Here is a team building tool to help you build greater awareness for the issues surround trust on your team. The Trust Matrix (Graphic 5.3) and Trust Matrix worksheet (Worksheet 12-1) or pages 83 and 222 from my book, Conscious Culture.
How can you overcome your fears?• Have confidence in your abilities.
• Have the courage to know you are safe and secure
• Trust yourself and others (this can be a biggie!)Using the Trust Matrix Worksheet as a team building process empowers teams members to move from fear to trust.  It creates a safe environment for dialogue where individuals can share the  team’s strengths, and those areas where improvements can be made.Joy and happiness are your birth-right. We mustn’t let our fears hold us back from experiencing the best this life has to offer.
Much love from Singapore
Joanna

Be sure to visit our Free Resource Center to get access to free e-books, worksheets and other valuable leadership development resources.

Our Signature Keynote – Awakening the Heart of Leadership Potential

To find out what your personal values are that empower you to higher performance and productivity, take a Free Personal Values Assessment.

To learn how well aligned you are with your workplace culture and what is impact performance, contact us for an Individual Values Assessment

To learn how to map, measure and manage the culture of your team or organization with our Culture Value Assessment for Teams and Organizations.

Leadership Speaker Joanna Barclay (2)Leadership Speaker Joanna Barclay (2)Leadership Speaker Joanna Barclay (2)Contact Us Joanna BarclayJoanna Barclay, Global Speaker, Published Author, Certified Professional Facilitator, and Leadership Consultant building high performing values-driven organizational culture.

With 30 years in business transformation working with organizations, Joanna’s passion lies in working with leaders, facilitating active participation in organizational change, developing resourceful teams and aligning strategic objectives. Her goal is to help organizations become high performing and values-driven, where people take ownership, build commitment and bridge communication gaps. As CEO of the Culture Leadership Group, she ensures successful transformation from concept through to implementation.

All you need is love

Christmas 2Tis the season, isn’t it? That time of year where the spirit of Christmas fills your heart with love and we feel that warm glow of joy, happiness and peace.

What if we could bottle this feeling of love and connection, and share it the whole year? Imagine what life would be like.

“All you need is love”. 

These words made famous by The Beatles 30+ years ago, still hold true today.  Positive energy and inspirational leadership come from the heart. This feeling of happiness we experience at Christmas, the human connections we make, to me, this is the human spirit that makes all things possible.

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 Everyone wants to experience love, joy and happiness in life and at work, but few realize our own level of happiness, the quality of our relationships and amount of connection we have to others, are the foundation to them all.

At Christmas, our loving spirit awakens to who we are, and the importance of our inner nature. Mind, body and spirit are integrated to promote our desire for good health, fulfilling relationships, and inner peace.

My wish this Christmas is for you to bottle that loving feeling you have and keep it close to your heart. Use it as a reminder of what is possible the throughout whole year. 

 

With love from Singapore,

 

Joanna

My new year’s gift to you for 2017 is:

Art of Happiness Program   – – Learn how to bring happiness and inspiration into your life everyday!

When: January 3 – 7, 2017

Art of Workplace Happiness – Awakening the “Heart” of Leadership Potential

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Awakening the “Heart” of Leadership Potential

In 2015, Singapore conducted a National Happiness Survey. The survey shows the link between happiness and culture. When leaders invest in creating a culture that is engaging and aligned with the values of their employees, profitability increases. Employees are more satisfied and high performing.

When leaders create a conscious culture of happiness and participation that is aligned with the values of their employees, profitability increases through greater employee satisfaction and performance. Healthy workplaces create happy employees who are less stressed, more focused and creative, and as a result more productive.

There is a growing need for new-thinking and conscious leadership to lead transformation with increased levels of employee participation and engagement. Plans, strategies and structures represent only the ÔÇ£tip of the icebergÔÇØ in terms of leading innovation. It is the collective habits, attitudes and beliefs of the leaders and employees ÔÇô YOUR workplace culture ÔÇô that can make or break new initiatives.

In this workshop, Joanna Barclay shares 3 decades of facilitating successful leadership teams resulting in high performing, values-driven organisations. With her ABCs of High Performance, she provides a blueprint for awakening leadership potential that fuels happy, high performing, values-driven organisations.

Highlights

  • Create a workplace culture of learning and excellence
  • Connect the head and the heart through values-based leadership
  • Lead consciously for high performance to manage people, profit, and planet
  • Attract, engage and retain valuable employees
  • Enhance internal culture to create a stronger external brand
  • Increase employee engagement for greater customer satisfaction and revenue growth

Cultural Transformation Tools – Certification

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This training program will change the way you design and facilitate change program. The training is set up to increase personal and organizational consciousness, enhancing awareness around drivers for change and values, linking performance to organizational culture.

Our goal:

Your confidence in using the Barrett model & Cultural Transformation Tools in your organization or with your clients.

This is an accreditation course to become a Certified Practitioner of the Barrett Values Center Cultural Transformation Tools (CTT)

 

The 2-day CTT Part 1 – Foundation Certification program consists of:

  • The 7 Levels of Consciousness Model and the role of conscious business and conscious leadership,
  • Detailed understanding of how to use the Cultural Transformation Tools to assess an organization, and to map, measure and manage the current and desired workplace culture
  • How to interpret and present the results of the Values Assessments to leadership teams and focus groups
  • Cultural Transformation Tools: indices and plot reading of:
    • Individual Values Assessments
    • Cultural Values Assessments
    • Leadership Values Assessments
    • Business Needs Scorecard
  • Business cases,
  • Whole-system change roadmap,
  • Highlighting cultural transformation and leadership development
  • Rights to use Cultural Transformation Tools (CTT Accreditation)
  • Introduction to and affiliation with the Barrett Values Centre and global values network

 

This course introduces tools, processes, and metrics to enable leaders and managers to understand what is driving employees to either be high performing, or want to leave the organization. With concrete data and new insights, leaders and managers are able to link organizational performance to workplace culture.

The assessment process engages the workforce, creating a culture of inclusion in the change process. With new awareness and information, leadership teams can develop new strategies for employee engagement to fuel higher performance.

 

To support your learning journey, we will:

  • Deepen your knowledge of the model and tools,
  • Work with real life business cases,
  • Learn through group interaction,
  • Support you when doing your first assessments(s) after the training and/or when you’d have any questions,
  • Create some practicing opportunities; if you’d like to work with assessment outcomes of your own organization/clients than please let us know upfront and send the outcomes to us,
  • Share our expertise, materials, models and designs.

 

Upon completion of the course, you will receive:

  • One free Individual Values Assessment Report (Value $200 US) to use with a colleague or client,
  • Access to MyCTT, a rich library of promotional & learning materials, and global contacts.


To register:
contact Joanna.Barclay@CLG-AP.com

Celebrating World Values Day – October 20, 2016

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World Value day 2016

What inspired my husband and I to move half way around the world, from Canada to Southeast Asia?

Our values of family and making a difference.

 

What gives us the energy to face the challenges a move like this presents?

Our values of commitment and shared vision.

 

Where do we find joy and happiness in our new life?

In the fulfilment of living our values.

 

Each day is filled with joy and happiness, renewing our energy on this incredible adventure of a life time. They also gave us the courage to make this incredible change.

This is the power of living your values.

The joy, happiness, and sense of fulfilment that comes from living your life’s purpose.

Our values are the language of the heart that give a positive mental attitude. They are the calling of our soul to your reason for being. When you are in tune with your soul’s purpose, you live in a state of flow. Creativity and synchronicity abound.

To read an amazing book that has just been released on this subject, I highly recommend:

A New Psychology of Human Well-Being
An Exploration of the Influence of Ego-Soul Dynamics on Mental and Physical Health by Richard Barrett.

Values are what make us who we are. Values are the things that are important to us. Being aware of our values and putting them into action each and every day, makes a positive impact on our lives and the world in which we live.

 

In support of World Values Day, 20 October 2016, we at Culture Leadership Group would like to invite you to think about your most deeply held values and to act on them.

You can participate in World Values Day in a very simple way:

 

 

1. Take the World Values Day Personal Values Assessment to connect with your values.
You will receive an 8 page report with an exercise that will give you questions to work with.

2. Invite your team members, family, and friends to do the same.

3. Share the results with each other, and be amazed at the deep sense of connection that is developed.

4. Take a photo showing you and your value.

5. Share it on Social Media using the hashtag #WorldValuesDay.

To learn more about the World Values Day, visit the World Values Day website.

Thank you for doing your part in creating a values-driven society!

 

With Love,

Joanna.

 

My next speaking event:

At the Art of Workplace Happiness – Awakeinging the “Heart” of Leadership Potential.
Where: Singapore, When: November 17th, 2016.

Be sure to visit our Free Resource Center to get access to free e-books, worksheets and other valuable leadership development resources.

Our Signature Keynote- Bringing Happiness into the Workplace Culture.

To find out what your personal values are that empower you to higher performance and productivity, take a Free Personal Values Assessment.

To learn how well aligned you are with your workplace culture and what is impact performance, contact us for an Individual Values Assessment

To learn how to map, measure and manage the culture of your team or organization with our Culture Value Assessment for Teams and Organizations.

Leadership Speaker Joanna Barclay (2)Leadership Speaker Joanna Barclay (2)Leadership Speaker Joanna Barclay (2)Contact Us Joanna BarclayJoanna Barclay, Global Speaker, Published Author, Certified Professional Facilitator, and Leadership Consultant building high performing values-driven organizational culture.

With 30 years in business transformation working with organizations, Joanna’s passion lies in working with leaders, facilitating active participation in organizational change, developing resourceful teams and aligning strategic objectives. Her goal is to help organizations become high performing and values-driven, where people take ownership, build commitment and bridge communication gaps. As CEO of the Culture Leadership Group, she ensures successful transformation from concept through to implementation.

Leading Change And Building A Conscious Workplace Culture – CTT International Pre-Conference Workshop

Pre-Conference Workshop at the prestigious

CTT International Conference 2016:

Value-Driven Leadership in Business and Society

Cost:┬áUS $1200 – (Early bird discount: 10% off until July 31, includes program DVD (US $795) and Book – Conscious Culture ($17.95), conference saving US $120)

Building an potent┬ápeople-centered workplace culture unleashes the tremendous potential within your organization, creates a workplace that is highly motivated, engaged, productive and a winning environment that provides conditions for its leaders, employees, customers, and key stakeholders to succeed and grow. A company’s ability to consciously transform its culture as a strategic tool to attract talent (the right people, not just anyone) and sustaining change is now one of the biggest differentiating factors in business.

Key Highlights:

  • Understand the dynamics of mapping and measuring culture to support transformation efforts.
  • Engage in discussion on core business challenges impacting employee engagement, diversity, inclusion, creativity, and innovation.
  • Learn about the evolution of cultural capital, the new business paradigm of the 21st century; and the influence of values and behaviors on high performance engagement and inclusion.
  • Review case studies on creating cultural capital and high performing leadership teams.
  • Gain a detailed understanding of cultural transformation tools and the link between performance and culture.
  • Apply the Personal Values Assessment toolkit.
  • Be equipped with a whole system change approach for integrated transformation to build a high performing and value-driven culture.

Who Should Attend:

  • CEOs and C-Suite Executives
  • HR and Middle Managers leading high performing teams
  • OD Leaders, Coaches, Mentors, and Change Consultants who are building a value-driven organization

To register and find out more information, visit: Building a High Performing Workplace Culture

Singtel – Art of Workplace Happiness – Awakening the Heart of Leadership Potential

happiness and joy in workplace culture

 

When leaders create a conscious culture of happiness and participation, that is aligned with the values of their employees, profitability increases through greater employee satisfaction and performance. Healthy workplaces create happy employees who are less stressed, more focused and creative, and as a result more productive.

Transforming your culture consciously unleashes the potential within your organization, creating a workplace that is happy, engaged, and productive. Plans, strategies and structures represent only the “tip of the iceberg” in terms of leading innovation. It is the collective habits, attitudes and beliefs of the leaders and employees (Your Workplace┬áCulture), which can make – or -┬ábreak new initiatives.

In her keynote, Joanna Barclay shares 3 decades of facilitating successful leadership teams, resulting in high performing organizations. With her ABCs of High Performance, she provides a blueprint for awakening leadership potential that fuels a happy, high performing, value-driven organization.

Results

  • Create a workplace culture of participation and engagement
  • Connect the head and the heart through value-based leadership
  • Lead consciously for high performance to manage people, profit, and planet

Who Benefits?

CEOs, Business Owners, Managers and Staff

. . . Create a Happy workplace culture!