One of the biggest issue that each and one of us face on a daily basis is related to our relationships. Building connections with others is the key ingredient to be successful in your personal as well as in your professional life.
There is nobody in the world who has been successful without the support of other people. At least I have not found such an example.
Getting support from other people is not necessarily easy. In fact it often proves quite difficult to get people buying into our ideas and get them to help us turning our personal aspirations into reality.
People don’t listen to you. They don’t do what you want them to do. And if they do, they do it wrong. You have tried all sort of coaching techniques and other tools given to you without much success. No matter what you have tried you struggle to get the results you need.
To get the results you either do all the work either yourself (and burn out in the process) or you put even more pressure on others. Because it is important to you to get these results.
By using the K.U.B.A. Pilot strategy you understand the fundamentals of how together with others you reach the results that you struggle with today.
The KUBA Pilot strategy helps you to Know Yourself, Understand Others, Build Connections and to Align Decisions so that you can become that effective leader who gets the results, not only once but always.
You get desired results a lot faster and more effectively if you are following the KUBA Pilot strategy.
The Key Coordinates of the KUBA Pilot Strategy
K – Know Yourself
Get to know yourself and ensure you are communicating from that knowing, from your true self. Understand deeply, what your top priorities are, what your strength and weaknesses are, how you learn and what you like and what you dislike when communicating, working and learning. You need to be absolutely honest with yourself.
Ask yourself: What is in it for me? What is the bigger picture? What do I need from others? What is important to me? What are my strength and weaknesses?
U – Understand Others
Get to understand others by having a conversation with them. Be curious of what they have to say and then listen to what they do say. Identify their strength and what you could learn from them. Identify what you have in common and how, if at all, you both together can build on this common trait, idea, ambition or interest.
Ask others: What is important to you? What do you want? What do you need? How can I help you to get what you want?
B – Build Connections
Increase your network by making contact to people outside of your social circles, team, department or industry. Be true to yourself while reaching out to others using your knowledge about yourself and your curiosity to understand these new contacts. Keep in touch to establish a strong connection with those that you have a common interest with.
Do: Initiate or engage in conversations! Reach out to people that say something that you can identify with. Respond to people that reach out to you. Help them if you can with simple things, like introducing them to one of your contacts they could speak to, recommending a book that you found valuable or an event that they may find interesting, too.
A – Align decisions
Each decision will bring you either closer or further away from your desired results. It is important that you spend your energy, time and activities on all things that help you to make progress. Look at the bigger picture. Trust your gut and check the details if something appears somewhat off.
Reflect: Is it a quick fix that will haunt you later or is it taking longer now but produce solid results later? Does it make sense to invest your time, money and energy in a certain activity now or is it better to leave it until there is more clarity? What are the people supporting you say? What impact does this decision have on your environment, your close circles and yourself?
I dream of men who take the next step instead of worrying about the next thousand steps.Theodore Roosevelt
Who would benefit most from using the KUBA Pilot strategy?
- Managers or Leaders who struggle to get results due to poor performance and delivery from their teams, direct reports and/ or other colleagues
- Business owners or Entrepreneurs who struggle to get results due to poor customer retention and lack of commitment of their team or business partners
- Professionals who feel overlooked and unappreciated in their work even though they work longer hours and a lot harder than their colleagues
How to get started?