This is the third episode in our Energised Leader series and it’s jam packed full of great advice on how to become a better leader for your team.
The ladies behind the knowledge are twins Jan and Michelle Terkelsen, founders of People Leaders. Over the past 20 years, they have gathered the skills to coach high-performing teams and create self-aware leaders.
They believe everyone has the desire and capacity to lead themselves, but most don’t know where to start. They teach the fundamentals of people leadership and use tools like the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and their own High-Performing Team Indicator to help lift everyone to his or her natural level of self-leadership.
We chat about the challenges of managing the dynamics of a team, the importance of being self-aware and vulnerable as a leader, and understanding how and where to improve your own energy first to become an energised leader.
Why Jan and Michelle formed People Leaders
What they specialise in - bridging the gaps from a team leader and team point of view
Why there is a gap or misconception when it comes to leading a team
Being Myers-Briggs practitioners
Introversion vs extroversion
When leading people, you have to show yourself
Understanding your preferences as an energised leader - the importance of understanding where you get your energy from
Dealing with the leader first, then the team
The team leader has the single biggest impact on the culture of the team
The common problems of leaders - negative feedback from the team
Increasing your awareness as a people leader - that’s when change happens in a team
Top three things people can do to increase their awareness - reflect each day, be present, and ensure you have enough energy
How Jan and Michelle approach a toxic business structure
Jan and Michelle’s top tools when coaching people leaders - psychometric feedback tools including Myers-Briggs or LSI
The benefits of meditation twice a day for Jan and Michelle
Moving into action means action will meet your indicator
The key dimensions of the High-Performing Team Indicator -Direction, Relationships, Communication, Accountability, Process, Stakeholders, Renewal, Growth
What moves the needle the most for Jan and Michelle so they can be energised leaders
Why the High-Performing Team Indicator is one of their most popular downloads
Why Jan and Michelle do what they do
The next step: digitising the High-Performing Team Indicator
“Managing the dynamic of people requires a lot of skill; there’s a whole different skill set required to manage a team of people.” - Michelle Terkelsen from @PeopleLeaders #BreatheMe #PeopleLeaders #Leadership