Personal mastery is not something you can accomplish overnight. It is not just going beyond what you can do with your skills and talents. Personal mastery is how you understand and direct your life. For an organization to succeed, each person member of the organization has to be part of the organization’s purpose and make it their own personal purpose.
When each member of your business team adapts your business purpose as their purpose, personal and organization growth increases. Imagine the power of an organization whose members believe and are committed to one idea? This is the deepest commitment a business could ever have.
On a journey towards personal mastery, you are in search for your life direction and purpose. You are aware of your personal weaknesses and strength, responsible for your actions and accept who you are. Followers of personal mastery are capable of accepting the harsh realities and learn to adapt with the changes happening in their surroundings. Those who have high level of personal mastery are able to commit into their lives and see themselves as part of the whole. This is why personal mastery is very important for entrepreneurs running a business.
People with high level of personal mastery when combined with the members of the group or an organization, they can influence others to have the same thought. They can influence but not control. Since they are grounded to reality, they can objectively identify the areas where improvements are needed in the organization. They become a part of the system and see themselves as part of the holistic development of the organization.
Not only are people with high level of personal mastery able to influence others, their commitment could also be an example and they could also take on leadership in the organization. Effective people management is one of the necessary methods that can be performed to help other organization members to commit into the organization’s purpose. Simple act like coaching and counseling can be a great help for promoting personal growth.
Personal mastery also helps organization members to step out of the box or their comfort zones. Some organizational leaders are not comfortable with this idea sometimes, especially if the activities in the comfort zone are those that have produced success. But stepping out of the comfort zone strips people of the self-imposed limitations. Personal mastery is about expressing your talents and yourself in a creative manner.
Growth and development are the concepts encouraged by personal mastery. When organization members or employees are working to attain personal mastery, their personal vision clears and starts getting fulfilled. There are changes that can happen when your business team members work for personal mastery; one is that there will be easy resolution even in hard issues and cases. Secondly, teams and groups will work easily even if they do not belong in the same department and accomplishments will start to be a common factor in the organization.
A business can help its employees and management team to attain personal mastery. This can be done through trainings, consultancy and coaching; which can be provided to individuals, teams and even to the whole organization. Training and consultations could include self-leadership, stress- management, well being, emotional and social intelligence and other related disciplines.
Dealing with these different aspects would surely improve the organizational performance of your business. Organizations should capitalize on their most important asset, “people.” Business team members and employees in your organization who have attained personal mastery will better understand the organizational business strategy; how their own actions contribute to their colleague’s and superior’s performance.
As a final note, the above tip is exactly how personal mastery can boost your organizational performance. So I advise you to encourage the attainment of personal mastery amongst your business team members or employees. It will help you build a formidable work force that can be used as a competitive advantage against your competitors.