Follow the energy
Ready for anything
Positive emotional tone
“To be yourself in a world which is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
- Be passionate
- Show vulnerability
- Lead by doing
Any group will find it much easier to believe in you, trust in you and in turn be open to following you, if you are yourself and show your true colours. Passion plays a large role here and leading by doing.
“Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction”
- What is your goal?
- Simple steps
- Test your audience
Your audience must have a clear understanding of the goal ahead. Create simple but challenging steps that lead towards this goal, each step is a checkpoint. A group where each individual is on the same wavelength is much easier to lead and to keep focussed.
“Life itself is your teacher, and you are in a state of constant learning”
- Read immediate feedback, and adjust
- Be open
- Be aware
Any group will give you constant and immediate feedback as to where the collective flow is at. Read it, analyse it and adjust. Once you master reading the energy of your group you will be making instantaneous and constant changes to your delivery in order to keep your group fully engaged.
“Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity”
- Be creative
- Be prepared
You can only be ready for everything if you’re prepared and completely comfortable and familiar with your material. It is much easier to create collective flow if your focus is on delivery as opposed to recalling content.
“I can do things you cannot, you can do things I cannot, and together we can do great things”
- Everyone actively involved
- Create a challenging activity
- Have fun
A fully engaged group in collective flow can only be achieved if each group member is actively involved in the same activity.
“You cannot have a positive life and a negative mind”
- Accentuate the positive eliminate the negative
- Have a positive vision
- Give praise
The success in achieving a common goal is greatly enhanced by creating positive vision and by accentuating the positive and eliminating the negative.
“One way to keep momentum going is to have constantly greater goals”
- Grab attention
- Create constant challenges
- Maintain control
In order to create collective flow, the attention level of your group must be high and maintained. Constant achievable challenges create interest, intrigue and a sense of accomplishment. Creating a momentum of accomplishment will drive your group towards achieving bigger goals.