Creating Sustainable Leadership

?You don?t build a business ? you build people ? and then people build the business? ~ Zig Ziglar

I?recently read that ?plastic is set to outweigh fish in our oceans by 2050? if we don?t take drastic action to recycle! The research found that around 95% of plastic packaging (worth $118?178 billion yearly worldwide) is discarded after a single use.

Indeed, this finding is alarming and feeds into the broader issue around environmental sustainability. For decades we?ve been warned about the impacts our living practices have on the environment but, as a society, we?ve been slow to change our ways. Generally, the catalyst for change is when a problem reaches crisis point.

This ‘crisis-based’ approach often applies to the workplace where little – to no attention is given unless it?s an item flashing amber or red on a monthly report. Leaders are reactive and focus most of their attention on the crisis. In doing so they often forget to take care of what is most important to the business – their people. Over time, their results look a little like this?

On the other hand, sustainable leaders are those that focus on developing relationships and respect with their staff to drive results. They understand it is a continuing work-in-progress but once the foundations are established they deliver consistently and without a great amount of effort. Over time their results look like this?

Creating sustainable leadership is about building people and working ?smart?. It?s around applying incremental improvements that can be maintained over a longer period of time.

If you?re interested in learning more I?d love to see you at my next workshop in Sydney or Melbourne.

Shelley Flett is a passionate leader with a keen focus on creating sustainable team environments through adaptable leadership.?She is a Leadership Coach, Trainer, Facilitator, Mentor and Speaker who ignites vision and purpose in those she works with.

If you?d like to know more about her latest program ?Creating Sustainable Leadership? please drop her an email

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