Leadership isn’t about title or authority…
It’s about making everyone around you better.
What’s a Catalyst?
A Catalyst is someone who thinks differently. In addition to doing their jobs well, they look at the bigger picture. In sports, they think like a coach. In business , they think like an executive. In a music ensemble, they focus on how the entire group sounds and how each player contributes to delighting the audience. They think like a conductor.
No matter what realm they are in, Catalysts think beyond their immediate role to ensure what they do is aligned with the overall strategy. What becomes possible with an entire team of Catalysts motivated to making an impact?
A Research-Based Approach
The world is changing and it’s changing fast. Leadership at all levels must keep pace.
The Catalyst Effect model and competencies are based on in-depth grounded theory-based research via interviews with top performers in three major sectors: business, sports and the arts.
We found that being a catalytic leader or catalytic teammate has little to do with official authority and everything to do with behaviors that inspire and enrich the performance of the entire group.
But being a Catalyst isn’t born. It’s learned. Anyone can learn these skills. Anyone can become a Catalyst.
Becoming a Catalyst: The 4 Cornerstones
Who would you follow to the end of the Earth? That person is probably someone you trust, believe in, and whom you see as fully committed to achieving common goals and objectivies. They invigorate those around them.
A unified force drives performance more powerfully than a divided one. Catalysts strengthen team unity and help overcome divisiveness. They unite team members fora a common cause.
Momemtum is reflected in the speed in which groups advance. It’s evident in group’s energy, enthusiam, persistence, and commitment. Yet climbing requires far more effort than to keep moving at the same rate. Just like riding a bike.
Catalytic behaviors work together to strengthen teams and improve results, whether or not you are in a position of formal authority. Amplifying impact is embedded in the team and is the fabric of an organization’s culture.
How The Catalyst Effect Workshop Has Transformed Others
“The Catalyst Effect Workshop helped me discover ways that I can make myself and others better and bring more value both in and outside of work. And it was presented in a very creative and interactive way.”
Talent and Performance Leader
Fortune 50 Company
“The Catalyst Effect Workshop was everything I needed and more! It allowed me to dig deeper into who I am as a leader while exploring avenues to become more catalytic in my place of work and in life. I would highly recommend this workshop to anyone seeking professional development that goes beyond expectations.”
Harm Prevention Specialist
Nonprofit Women’s Development and Leadership Organization
“The Catalyst Effect Workshop provided me with simple, creative, and effective ways of becoming a better leader. The facilitators took a fun and refreshing approach to teaching the fundamentals of the Catalyst Effect providing an invaluable experience.”
Public Accounting Firm