Albert blends as many of the Seven Fs as he can in every aspect of his life, so that his wife and two sons get the most balanced husband and dad.
Albert channels the Good Leadership message of focusing on an end goal. It is difficult to frame a conversation about an employee’s weaknesses, but now he explains that he starts by defining goals for the future. “Training gave me confidence to request that my staff meet me halfway. We ask if the actions they are taking today will get them to where they want to be. That way, I get to do my true job: empower and support people to reach their goals.”
He explains that the principles of Good Leadership are vital for anyone who is truly committed to their own development. “Training doesn’t give you the answers. It gives you the questions to ask yourself.” Those questions can be difficult to face, Albert admits, but he adds, “These concepts never stop teaching. You can always go back and gain new insight, or push to develop more.”
Blending the Seven Fs
Albert explains that he used to compartmentalize his life. “I thought it made me more organized and less stressed. But it turns out, it just made me less connected.” In Training, we spent extensive time talking about the Seven Fs, a tool to measure satisfaction in Faith, Family, Finance, Fitness, Friends, Fun, and Future. I believe firmly in the importance of blending all seven Fs, and Albert took that message to heart. “Instead of going to the driving range by myself as ‘guy time,’ I now bring my family – and it turns out, I let off a lot more steam with them by my side. I’m blending fitness, family, and fun all in one activity!”
Even his choice to take his current job was influenced by the concept of blending the Fs. “Before Good