At the end of his last session in my Level I Coaching Program, my Client asked me for any observations as to where he should pay special attention. While I gave this to him on the spot, he also asked me to document this in the Development Story we had created together in the program.
As I did so, I was taken with how my words applied to each and every leader – more specifically how these words represented my Desire & Intent for each leader – like you.
I stated that you were a truly unique person. I mean this in a very positive way. There are some very unique things about me that I’ve had to learn to accept and even leverage. All positive results of doing that have been due to simply being more conscious of what those things are specifically and then being diligent in including these things in my action plans.Through our work together, you have been able to see a lot of your purposeful actions in light of your now stated goals, a larger story, and in how your values look played out. My main advice at this point is to just stay conscious of your values and strengths.Challenge yourself to focus some of your drive to learn on finding ways to fine tune and hone those values and how they translate into strengths that others can observe. As I said to you, see all feedback as a gift. Let go of initial judgment and simply consider the facts of the feedback. Then determine if there is a behavior to analyze and possibly shift or whether the quote from the late Brent Curtis applies:“Let them feel the weight of who you are and let them deal with it.”One suggested action – do some form of formal gathering of feedback from those you lead and collaborate with. Ask them a few questions and then seriously appreciate and consider the feedback they offer.
Thanks for your attention to the process we worked through together,