Who’s the boss?
Are you sitting in the power position and driving the business or are you being challenged with staffing issues, lack of leadership, deals lost, or maybe health issues for yourself and the company? You may be at your wit’s end and looking to find a solution, or at least get a lucky break?
What if I told you to “have your back up against the Wall” – literally? This is the first step you can take to place yourself in a position that supports you with your role of authority and leadership.
Leadership makes or breaks an organisation. So Leaders need to be positioned in a way that they can oversee the organisation, have privacy and be supported in their immediate space to perform their job role to the best of their ability. In other words “drive the ship”. These days it is fashionable to have open-plan offices where CEO’s, COO’s and CFO’s sit amongst their people. While this has some great benefits in building one on one and team relationships too many times once interviewing and working with the staff, I find that the line is fine. Not only from the staffs perspective but the management perspective as well.
Who is controlling or leading who? The drivers of the ship need to be strategically placed in the power positions from both a physical and energetic perspective. The 8 Mansions School of Feng Shui derives their energy map through the compass directions and determining whether a person belongs to either the East or West Group. Within both of these group, there are four positive directions and four not so positive directions. When placing a CEO in the correct position along with having their desk in front of a solid wall and a clear view out to their people, they are then supported energetically.
So many times, by just having someone turn their desk around so that the wall is behind them they tell me – Wow, I cannot believe how much more supported I feel and productive I have become.
One of the first corporate jobs that I had was working with an individual who was in a management role within a large company. Her desk was in an open-plan space with approximately 50 plus staff on the one floor. This individual was having a dreadful time with one particular staff member who was continually undermining her position and building negativity amongst some of the staff. They sat in a pod with their backs facing each other. Interestingly the individual who was challenging the manager had a map of a bull’s eye taped to their computer. I knew who their target was! So we turned the managers’ desk around, so she had her back to the pod wall division breaker and was now facing the staff member. This particular staff member had not had a day’s sick leave for approximately a year. After one day of the manager sitting in this new position, the staff member rang in sick the following morning. The energy had shifted.
Power Positions in the Boardroom
Board meetings can often be daunting enough without having to worry about where you sit. Have you ever arrived late and ended up sitting with your back to the entrance to a boardroom? How did that feel? The thing is if you knew where to sit so that you could have a harmonious and productive meeting with a positive outcome, wouldn’t you want to know how to determine your best position? The 8 Mansions Feng Shui Energy Map can be applied to your boardroom so that you can learn where best to position yourself depending on what is on the agenda.
Learning how to align yourself and your people with the flow of energy within a space is paramount. Energy is POWERFUL It’s hard to grasp as you cannot see energy, but we all know what a difference it can make when you get it right.
Such a small shift can make a HUGE difference. If you would like to have an Energy Audit of your space, then please make contact.