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5 essential leadership tasks - the T.I.G.E.R. Method©

If you look at the numerous publications on the subject of leadership, you can get the impression that leading is above all a complex, time-consuming and extremely extensive task. The fact that many employees leave a company primarily because of their superiors does not make things any easier. So what really matters in leadership? As a coach and leadership partner, I have identified five essential tasks: Tell (touch & move); Integrate (connect & trust); Grow (learn & develop); Encourage (encourage & guide) and Realise (benefit & multiply). From this I developed the T.I.G.E.R. Method© and published it 2018 as a book.

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    How you touch and move employees with your ambition.

    Comfort zones are the ultimate death of movement and development – so leave it! Create an attractive gravitation field that employees can’t resist. Offer meaning and create resonance. This is how you generate identity.

    In short: An ambition that does not establish connection is like a letter with no salutation.

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    How you unite employees to initiative, agile and diverse communities.

    Today, cooperation seems pretty simple: it’s virtual, fast, punctual and diverse. You just need to create a safe and stable ground for it: endow trust, foster diversity and anchor your own culture.

    In short: Diversity presupposes diversity – and starts in the head.

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    How you unfold potentials in employees and create new opportunities.

    Positive emotions trigger employees’ engagement, creativity and courage. So honestly and energetically strengthen their strengths and see their potential unfold.

    In short: Challenging expectations and honest discussions wake up dormant potentials.

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    How you empower employees to help themselves and help others.

    Old-fashioned thinking blocks performance. The same is true when it comes to leading others. Love and live your role as a coach to show employees that you care and help them help themselves and others.

    In short: Respectful interactions open alternative interpretations – and actions.

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    How you strengthen and multiply the success of employees.

    Successes energize! Even your employees. Help them see, accept and appreciate their contribution and gauge their own potential for further development.

    In short: Successes create new gravity fields.

Leading successfully with joy

Leading should above all be a pleasure - for both the leader and the led. However, many people experience leadership as difficult and sometimes even avoid it. If you concentrate on the essential tasks of the T.I.G.E.R. Method©, you will not only lead with joy, but also successfully, i.e. you will bring others forward, work less in the system instead of on the system and make an important contribution to the further development of the company. Among other things, the T.I.G.E.R.-Method© is based on insights from Positive Psychology, which deals with the question of when employees flourish, get involved, learn from each other and behave in a solution-oriented and loyal manner. So, with the T.I.G.E.R.-Method© you trigger what spurs people on - positive emotions.

Understanding and fulfilling leadership roles

Most leaders “slip” into leadership, gain their first experiences, try to find their role, position and meaning. Often there is not enough time to do this, so they consciously or unconsciously copy their former superiors. If you deal with the core tasks of the T.I.G.E.R. Method© , you will quickly realise yourself how you want to lead and what contribution you want to - and can - make as a leader in a system.

Create and use opportunities

The T.I.G.E.R. Method© is not based on extraordinary deeds of extraordinary people. It is neither a list of the best Steve Jobs tips nor a guide on how to get to the top of the company in three steps. Rather, the T.I.G.E.R. Method© is a pragmatic approach. Identify how to enhance your personal leadership behaviour so that you consistently develop employees, create opportunities and inspire others to lead.

Encourage and challenge development

At the end of the day, it is always people who recognise possibilities, sense market opportunities, take risks, break new ground. I know many leaders who would like to see this kind of employee behaviour. That is why I am passionately committed every day to developing, promoting and also consistently demanding this behaviour in others. In the T.I.G.E.R. Method© you will find the essential building blocks for this.

Experience the T.I.G.E.R.-Method©: book a coaching now

Expand your leadership repertoire with the T.I.G.E.R.-Method© in the context of a leadership coaching. This can be implemented either in an individual executive coaching or together with colleagues in a team coaching. In addition to the T.I.G.E.R. Method©, I also use leadership tools such as the Cultural Fingerprint or the Immunity-to-Change approach for successful leadership transformation (/).