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Posted by on Nov 18, 2013 in Business, Featured, Leadership, Recognition, Switch & Shift TV, The Human Side TV, Weekend Post | 1 comment

The Psychology Behind Successful Leadership


Dr. Anne Perschel is a leadership and business psychologist. Okay, unusual title, but what does she do? Let’s let her describe it herself:

“People are often promoted to leadership roles based on their technical and/or business achievements, but not so much for their understanding of what it takes to lead so others follow – with full energy and commitment of personal resources.”

Anne helps these leaders understand and employ the art and science of psychology. The results? When they look in the rear view mirror they see people who are engaged, motivated, following and sometimes stepping out in front, which, as she puts it, is “The real deal behind successful businesses.” She goes on,

“Beginning with the top of the house, the leaders, most of us are not experiencing enough fulfillment, meaning, joy and creativity at work. In turn, we’re stressed and lacking energy.  Energy drives results. Lack of energy and excitement, engagement, diminishes results.

“This dynamic cascades from the top down.

“Want better results? Start with yourself, the meaning, joy, creativity and energy you bring and get from others. This is the BEST, and the only way to drive and sustain long term results.

“In my one on one coaching, I start with where people are and where they say they want to go, or go away from. When they get there, that place they once set as a goal, they’ve already discovered there’s more. More what? More inside of them, more possibilities they can achieve on the outside. They evolve. They discover, as Michelangelo did,

“Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it.”

“The sculpture, the essence of who you are, already exists. The artist’s and my role as a coach is first to see that essence and to help you remove the excess. Together we uncover the art that lies within. My work as a coach is to start where you are and evolve who you are, and have always been.

“All the things you seek and are going through as a leader, I’ve been there and through, so I offer wisdom, humor, empathy and I push when needed. I may even trick you into being the person you are but don’t know yet.”

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  • PM Hut

    It seems that there is no a consultant for everything – including Leadership and Business psychologist. I really wonder who bestowed that title on her (most likely she gave that title to herself).
    This article confuses leaders with managers. A technical person can be promoted into a managerial decision, and he’ll be doing fine even without being a leader. Of course, being a leader is a plus, but let’s not confuse the 2 together – they’re completely different.

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