Some messages early life held me back from reaching my potential. They were because my actions were taking people out of their comfort zones.
It is a great time of year for believing. Believing is inspiring, empowering, magical. This was embodied by our friend and teammate, Rick Fredericks.
And that was it, my aah hah moment, when I thought, oh wow, I can do this, my ideas have value. It was one of the most validating moments of my life.
How much unrealized potential do you have? What about the people with whom you work? Or the people MOR supports in our leadership programs?
Develop a personal approach for changing habits – Coaching for relationship building and authenticity – Knowing your approach to learning
Observe. Learn. Apply. I've used this mantra to help focus on finding the learning opportunity buried in this unfortunate circumstance.
[Today’s Tuesday Reading is by Dr. David Sweetman, MOR Associates Leadership Coach and Consultant. David may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.]
In my experience coaching, teaching, and leading, one of the greatest limits to our potential are self-defeating assumptions. In the words of the great automotive pioneer Henry Ford, Whether you think you can, or you think you can't--you're right.
[Today’s Tuesday Reading is from Jim Bruce, Senior Fellow and Executive Coach at MOR Associates. He previously was Professor of Electrical Engineering, and Vice President for Information Systems and CIO at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA.]
“Humble listening" is among the top four characteristics of leader.1 — Jeff Immelt, Former Chairman and CEO, GE.
“If there is any one secret of success, it lies in the ability to get the other person’s point of view and see things from that person’s angle as well as from your own.”2,3 — Henry Ford.
… Which do I need?
I’ve been working on a rollout plan for a new major application. And, before I present that plan to the clients, I need to give the presentation a test run. I can ask my test audience to give me feedback or I could ask them for advice. What do I do? Does it make a difference?