In the search for exemplary leadership and successful ventures, we discovered many entrepreneurs and businessmen/women. But what makes a person a leader, and above all what qualifies as a leader? We have heard many stories revolving around leadership, and necessary qualities, etc. They hold true but being a leader is more than just about character, persona, or discipline. It is a way of life!
While leadership skills may take time to develop and nurture, with the boom in e-com and work from home culture, many companies and ventures are picking up pace. Many of them have a single operating person or a small team of staff.
Then how to develop those leadership attributes, and turn your team and company into a successful unit?
Lynne Peyton has been enabling organizations to get better results and pushing aspiring/budding leaders out of their comfort zone for more than 20 years now.
Being a successful entrepreneur herself, owning a number of businesses in the UK, Ireland, and the USA. Lynne has weathered every challenge thrown at her, standing out like a true leader and a beacon for all women aspiring to own a business. She has seen many turbulent times, right from the 2008 Financial crisis to the Covid-19 pandemic and all her businesses not only survived but also grew throughout the crises.
However, the business she is most passionate about is Lynne Peyton Consultancy – a coaching and mentoring service, geared mainly towards helping organizations working with vulnerable children and families to get scalable and positive results.
It is her capacity to motivate, inspire, and challenge both busy professionals and entrepreneurs that makes Lynne one of the most admired women leaders in business 2021.
“Lynne’s skill in challenging, motivating, and maximizing results from individuals and groups is unsurpassed. She brings a unique, highly expert approach to all her work and has an amazing ability to unlock individual potential and bring out the best in people.” – CEO, Non Profit Organisation (not-disclosed)
Lynne Peyton Consultancy offers a C.O.R.E. training package that offers a multi-level system that helps leaders at all levels in organizations to grow and develop. The training package is focused on developing authentic modern leaders with the capacity to influence others towards an agreed purpose.
The training package is focused on four key areas. These key areas are designed to help you develop into an effective business professional, equipping you with all the tools, strategies and mindset you need to become the next big name in the business world! These four key areas are:
Leaders should be clear, concise, and consistent in their communication. They should understand the importance of listening rather than speaking. They should be able to communicate in a way that influences and motivates the workforce and inspires teamwork.
Leaders get the most productive results when their staff is in the right role, teams are aligned for the appropriate purpose, and everyone optimizes their time, energy, and focus.
Identifying and addressing time wasters, understanding and overcoming procrastination, focusing on solutions rather than problems are key aspects of the coaching program.
Effective leaders build and invest in relationships internally within the organization, across different departments, and externally within the multi-agency network in order to provide comprehensive services. The secret to networking is to add value.
Everything we do, we have to try it, test it, and tweak it. This helps us see what is working and change what is not. Leaders learn quickly to do more of what gets results.
While leaders strive for excellence they also understand that perfection is not an achievable standard. Better to quote Hugh Hilton and ask how can we do this better, faster, and more efficiently?
The C.O.R.E. program covers all aspects of effective leadership. This program is not only meant for those in leadership positions, but for everyone who wishes to have command over their professional life, and a charismatic spark in their overall personality. The C.O.R.E. program is delivered through a combination of one-to-one coaching for managers and leaders at all levels in the organization. The program is not like some academic programs which pay little heed to evaluating overall performance in practice. Participants are expected to
undertake practical and reflective assignments that will help shape their systems and promote self-determination. There are also group activities and workshops focused on team building and resolving common issues.
The Woman of the hour – Lynne Peyton
Lynne has held many challenging roles during her career at both operational and strategic management levels. For many years she served as a senior manager in the public sector, with responsibility for both commissioning and delivering children’s services and mental health services. A key factor was her observational and analytical skills, as wells as her ability to not only assess what kinds of services would have the greatest impact, but also to ensure those were delivered to the highest quality.
“Regardless of how effective and skilled their practice is, busy professionals in the Health and Social Care sectors need to have excellent managerial and leadership skills so they can get better returns on their investment,” Lynne adds.
When Lynne attended a Tony Robbins ‘Unleash the Power Within’ seminar in Geneva, Switzerland in 1999, it stimulated her to set up Lynne Peyton Consultancy and ultimately to design her leadership packages.
A prolific reader, her early search for more creative and effective ways of service delivery as well as striving for personal development led her to listen to self-development and motivational programs by the great Tony Robbins, Jim Rohn, Zig Zigler, and Jay Abraham. She also trained in NLP and neurostrategies to better understand how to disrupt limiting beliefs and negative programming.
She was honored to be a Senior Leader with the Tony Robbins organization for nearly 10 years and chaired a monthly mastermind group on behalf of Success Resources America.
For the past ten years, thousands of people have benefited from the impact of her C.O.R.E. Leadership Development and Change Management Programme.
What makes the company so successful is that Lynne understands how to integrate solid business principles and good leadership into the delivery of child protection and mental health services, whether these are delivered by statutory or not-for-profit agencies. Her clients pay tribute to her consultancy, her passion, courage, and credibility in equal measure.
“Lynne has been an unwavering source of support as I have expanded my work beyond Australia.” – Service Provider and Educationalist.
Lynne recognizes that supporting first-line managers can only bring about limited change unless those at the top of the organization understand the needs of the workforce as well as the needs of clients.
What makes this and Lynne’s other businesses so successful is that they continue to stay relevant and constantly adapt to changing circumstances. She does this by engaging with other leaders through global mastermind groups and other multinational learning events.
“School is never out”, says Lynne and strong leaders recognize that change is inevitable and you have to get in front of, or at least respond quickly to changing circumstances. “Having great coaches in my corner means I am never complacent”.
Lynne’s views on Leaders, and how she handled the consultancy during Covid-19
Covid was a great wake-up call, working from home became the new norm and everyone has had to learn new ways. Instead of postponing workshops, Lynne switched to delivering them online and found that with reduced traveling times, she was able to support even more clients.
She pays tribute to all of those in children’s services, domestic violence and mental health agencies who despite risks to their personal safety went the extra mile to support families and children to come up with workable safety plans.
Lynne also believes that the most fundamental aspect of doing good business is to over-deliver and give your clients more than they paid for. She provides weekly email insights into elements of leadership and has a comprehensive portfolio of leadership topics on her website in the Leadership Library. www.lynnepeyton.com
“Leaders have to go first; they have to lead by example and that requires considerable self-discipline. Leaders have to ‘walk the talk’ and above all get things done and empower their people to grow and develop.”, Lynne states.
One of Lynne’s least favourite words is ‘support’ as often managers want to support their employees by doing things for them. Good leaders focus on training and empowering their staff so they become independent as soon as possible, see opportunities for change and encourage suggestions from the team.
“Success is Never Accidental”
Success is the sum of all of the choices we make and above all else, success requires awareness, decisions, commitment, and it requires action.