We founded Fenix in 2020, with the aim to support and guide leaders to become more effective. We do this through raising self-awareness; so that leaders get to know and act according to their strengths and weaknesses. This unlocks the full potential of the individual, the team and the organisation.
Our aim is to bring more humanity into the board-room. We see that as the essence for a leader and the team to lead the company to success.
Why raising self-awareness?
Nobody’s perfect. Self-awareness supports leaders understand what they bring to their role.
By becoming more self-aware, leaders recognise their strengths, weaknesses and hidden biases. These leaders gain trust of their team members ánd increase their own credibility. In addition to supporting leaders develop professionally, self-awareness helps them to improve the performance of the team and the organisation. Consequently they have a positive impact on the value of the business. This is what we call the human multiple effect.
The Human Multiple
You don’t have to know it all. Nobody does.
If you are brave enough to show some more vulnerability to the people around you, you gain trust amongst your team members, which leads to a high performing team in a more human and safe environment.
We call that the Human Multiple effect.
We believe in the value of real leadership. Yet when we think of leadership, we are inclined to think of formal or functional leadership.
But we envision leadership differently – in a broader perspective. To us, leadership is about self-leadership. We champion self- leadership that’s based on self-awareness. A leadership, therefore, that is not preserved to an exclusive group. It is our deepest conviction that everyone has leadership potential and everyone has the opportunity to develop leadership. Why? Because of the simple truth that really everyone has the capability to take the lead over his or her personal life and work.
Leadership in these terms, however, does require what we call “the work”. It all begins with awareness, competence and practice. No walk in the park, but walk the talk!
At Fenix we do work and we make it work.
Our present world needs new leadership. Specifically this kind of leadership. A leadership of everyone, of the many instead of the few. Distributed and collective leadership.
So where does that leave “classic”, formal leadership? Oddly enough, in a more paramount space. Since it’s precisely the formal leaders that can and must make the first step. Hence, must lead in that sense.
By showing the world to act from love rather than fear. By showing to lead from possibility rather than frustration. By showing they dare to rely on others rather than merely on themselves.
Where formal leaders dare to change and embrace uncertainty rather than stick to the old and go for security; where formal leaders act from whole-hearted self-acceptance rather than half-hearted denial; from strength and from vulnerability – they are truly leading, living and lighting examples: showing us the way!! In trust and in truth.
That’s the work. Our work.