I was recently interviewed by a person writing an article on coaching and they posed this question to me: “Who is the most difficult person you have ever had to coach?” Great question. There have been some difficult ones. – There was the plant manager who ran his organization as a dictatorship. He was sure […]
About Croft Edwards
Croft Edwards, MCC, leadership coach and speaker, is a thought leader in the field of leadership and organizational change. He is the President of CROFT + Company, a global leadership and organizational change firm with clients spanning the spectrum from oil companies and manufacturing firms, to government entities and non-profits, to small businesses and start-ups. He has coached hundreds of leaders at all levels of organizations from front-line supervisors to CEOs and Social Entrepreneurs. His speciality is the study of LeadershipFlow, the melding of the emerging study of Flow with the field of Ontological Coaching which looks at how leaders show up in their use of language, moods and emotions and the body. Croft is also a retired Army officer with a decorated career as a command and staff officer in the United States Army, both active and reserve.
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We’ve all been in The Meeting From Hell. You know the one; nothing really gets done, the tension in the room is heavy and there doesn’t seem to be enough air. People dig imaginary foxholes to cover themselves and their teammates from the verbal barrages of leaders. The emotions created by the meeting range from […]
What then does the Modern CEO need to look like, or more importantly, who do they need to be? I propose that the modern CEO’s focus will need to be much different from that of most current CEOs. Their focus will need to be more inward than outward.
‘Flow’ is the optimal state of consciousness where we feel our best and we perform our best. As a leader, your ability to ‘hack’ Flow – meaning you and your team can more readily achieve the Flow state – is a shortcut to higher performance. Here are some hacks to help you get to Flow.
Fundamentally, to tap flow means to tap into the creativity, focus, clarity and potentiality of an organization. In order to create Flow in organizations there are many things we as leaders can do. To begin, it is critical to understand what is known as the Flow Cycle.
As a leader, what are you searching for? More profits, a better product? The way forward? I want to challenge that. I think what you are searching for, as a leader, is something more elusive; it is something you may not have ever heard of: Flow.