Aug 8, 2018
Dr. Ganz Ferrance holds a PhD in counseling and psychology as well as a Master’s in developmental and educational psychology from Andrews University. He is the former Public Education Coordinator as well as the former Vice President of the Psychologists Association of Alberta. Dr. Ganz is all about helping get more mileage from their lives—he and his team believe we are all constantly works in progress. The Me Factor, his new book, is a systematic guide to getting what the hell you want. Listen in as he helps you and your team change from the inside.
The people Dr. Ganz finds that leadership is much like parenting. Your team feels better knowing that you, as an individual are in charge. Not like a dictator, but in the way that you take in information and concerns before making a final decision. A well-functioning team need a leader to be sure of themselves, which allows them to be gentle, open up, and take in other opinions to help make the best decision.
People are inherently afraid of being vulnerable. Being vulnerable means you might get hurt. There’s risk with that. Another barrier is being insecure about yourself, your position, and a thousand other factors. But here is the key – you aren’t going to please everyone. Being yourself means that people that don’t like you will know that they don’t like you and what you’re about. Which is great! This allows you to work with people that are aligned with your goals and drive.
It’s the little life tweaks that add up to meaningful change. Imagine if you got enough sleep. Imagine if you were well rested. Imagine if you took care of yourself to show up as your best self. Tweaks to your life to put you first so that you can be there with others is how to grow into tomorrow as a better leader.