My Coaching Client (we’ll call him S.R.) is a golfer. He talked about how he liked to work on improving his swing. I suppose he’s not much different than any golfer – I wouldn’t know as I don’t do golf. But I do know leaders – so when S.R. metaphorically said, “It’s the small things that make the biggest difference” – I understood.
This bit of conversation ended up with a major place in the work S.R. and I did together creating his Development Story. We actually made his ‘perception management’ goal “Improving My Leadership Swing.” And the strategies (commitments) we documented around how he would do this equated to the small things that make the biggest difference.
You see, personal and professional growth is not rocket science!