297. Creating Change that Lasts Through Genuine Transformation
You won’t find many people who’ve been a teacher, a pastor, a night club owner, a consultant, coach, and entrepreneur, but Steve is that guy. All those different streams of his life now appear to be flowing into one river.
Steve Cockram runs a global transformational consultancy that works with leaders, teams and organizations across the world. He is a charismatic public speaker and recognized expert in the fields of personality, communication, apprenticeship and driving team performance. He is fiercely practical and committed to “Applied Leadership Learning,” and his greatest desire is that others would be able to make different mistakes from the ones he has made.
How Did You Start Using Your Talents?
“No one would ever create a resume like mine. I’ll give you some of the highlights. You won’t find many people who’ve been a teacher, a pastor, a night club owner, a consultant, coach, entrepreneur and is now running something which all those pieces were created for. All those different streams of my life now appear to be flowing in one river. It just feels a lot easier than it used to, because I think I’ve found a place where I fit.”
The Most Impactful Turning Point?
Three and a half years ago, Steve’s family (his wife, Helen, and their three daughters) and his business partner Jeremie Kubicek and family lived together in a 10-bedroom country priory, “a bit like Downton Abbey, just outside London,” Steve recalls. “Jeremie and I sat down and said, if God gave us another 20 years each, what would we most love to do, and who would we most love to do it with. We had the privilege, through three failures and some successes in the past, to have learned what we didn’t want to do in the future.” The two men, both of whom have been coaches for many years, focused on creating change that lasts. “We asked ourselves, could we create transformation that lasts in the lives of the leaders, the teams that we worked with?”
They express their answer in the vision they created for GiantWorldwide.com, stated on their website: We believe that if we commit to becoming and building leaders worth following, then we will see a massive shift in the cultures of organizations, families, cities, and countries across the world.”
The Most Powerful Lessons Learned?
“Part of what we’re doing is helping people understand how are you at your very best? How do you get to play using the things that you are naturally gifted to do? That’s really one of what I call my Jedi mind tricks. It’s taken me 13 years of learning how do people behave and why? How do we liberate people to understand, ‘It’s OK to be me. I’m going to live the very best me, in the way that I was made.’ The more what you do is along the lines of your nature, the greater the sense of purpose, joy and energy you bring to the world with which you’re engaging.”
Steps to Success from Steve Cockram
1. Understand that you define your own world.
2. Stop focusing on external prohibitions and notice how many of them are actually inhibitions that you’ve put on yourself.
3. Aim for spending 70 percent of your time doing the things you’re naturally gifted to do.
4. Learn how to lead yourself before you attempt to lead others.
On His Bookshelf
5 Leadership Voices: How to Communicate Effectively with Everyone You Lead, by Steve Cockram
5 Gears: How to Be Present and Productive When There is Never Enough Time, by Steve Cockram
Connecting With Steve Cockram
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