The last phase of connecting leadership is applying the ‘Magic of the U’ with which you are able to take your employees seriously and set clear boundaries at the same time. The U theory is aimed at connecting yourself with the other, then introducing yourself appropriately in order to add value.
The mental strategy method WOOP (Wish, Outcome, Obstacle, Plan) is a great tool to use to practise the three phases of connecting leadership. With this tool, it is possible to find and fulfil wishes, set preferences and change habits.
“Practise a lot, reflect on your own actions and thoughts and welcome feedback as a gift” are three other useful tips that Frans Wilms shared with the participants at the end of his presentation.