The Roaring 2020s Speakeasy Team – Authors Kimberly Layne Roberts, Twiana Armstrong and Matt Schlegel – reflect on growth and discoveries in 2023.
Here’s links to resources Twiana mentions:
Find more about Kimberly, Twiana and Matt here:
Kimberly Layne: https://www.kimberly-layne.com/
Twiana Armstrong: https://linkedin.com/in/twianaarmstrong
Matt Schlegel: https://evolutionaryteams.com
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Leaders, your Roaring 2020’s Speakeasy Team is taking time to reflect on our body of work. In 2023 we endeavored to increase with abundance around leadership, mental health and diversity, equity, inclusion & belonging, DEIB. As I contemplate 2023, I’m carving out time to reflect – How did I do, did perform to the highest of standards? Did I achieve my goals? To explore – What if? What if I had done it differently? To critique – What did I do well? Where are there opportunities to strengthen my body of work? And lastly, to excitedly plan for 2024 – What’s next? Many of you are preparing to implement and integrate strategic plans for 2024, activities foundational to for successful leadership. Increase your chances for success by reflecting on your body of work by demonstrating positive mental health. Use your sphere of influence to encourage others to carve out time to reflect on 2023. Including others in this exercise helps create an environment of belonging. The resources below will help you get started. Happy Holidays to you and yours! I am looking forward to continuing to support your leadership throughout the Roaring 2020’s! Happy New Year!
This year, I experimented with a specific leadership style: Servant Leadership.
As a reminder, Servant leadership starts with being a servant first, being in service to your team.
To be an effective servant leader, you must first work with your team to establish a vision for the world you want to create together. Then you can create specific goals aligned with realizing that vision.
This style can make your teammates feel very empowered. But for some, it pushes them out of their comfort zone.
It takes energy to create a vision, to make decisions, to commit to taking action on those decisions.
For people who are used to a top-down command-and-control leadership style, it may take some time to adjust to a culture of servant leadership.
I was a bit surprised when I experienced pushback like, “Just tell me what to do.”
Of course, I wanted them to decide for themselves what to do based on the vision and the goals!
I found that as my teammates built their muscles of creativity and decision-making, they felt increasingly empowered and became more productive.
I am committed more than ever to working with teams who embrace the servant leadership style, ensuring that all teammates feel comfortable making decisions and feeling that they are supported as the team works with common purpose towards its common goal.
Kimberly what are you reflecting on this season?
[Kimberly Layne Roberts]
As I reflect on this year and remember my sole intention at the beginning of this year, I am sitting very pleased, joyful, and grateful for its fulfillment.
I had set the intention that if there was nothing else, I accomplished this year, I intended to tackle my past traumas, mindset monsters, hidden emotions, and past survival techniques that were no longer serving me. .Why? I wanted to do this as I was starting a new beginning, a new life. A new beginning that would start on June 23, with the love of my life, my husband, and family I had always wanted: two teenage boys, and a sister for my dog, Sammy.
Through a neuro emotional coach training course, learning the application of Positive Intelligence, and my own self work and determination, I must honestly say it has been a year of transformation . I am blessed with a wonderful life
that I Have manifested and set an intention to live, and I am eternally grateful. Such that I am using the tools that I have learned, the neuro emotional coaching, positive intelligence ,and releasing hidden emotions to help my family, my friends, and the many individuals and teams I Executive Coach.
I will be setting a new intention in the New Year to continue to perfect my service to others by building my expertise in helping others release those feelings, limited beliefs, and survival techniques that are no longer serving them so that they can find new found freedom, abundance, joy and love.
How are you reflecting on your year this year. What is your intention for 2024? On behalf of Myself, Matt and Twiana, we wish you the joyous of holidays and the happiest of New Years.