I have just returned from a coaching conference in Sydney organized by Niran Jiang, Alex Feher and Sir John Whitmore. I have great respect for who they are and the work they do. Sir john, of course, is regarded as the father of coaching with his pioneering book, “Coaching for Performance” first published in 1996
The transpersonal workshop I did with both Sir John and Niran some years ago also left a significant impression facilitating the completion of my book, “Get your groove back”. Sir John is a leading edge thinker who has continued to grow and evolve. During this conference, John and Niran asked some big questions of coaches with respect to the global crisis including – what might be some implications for our clients, what are some needs that our clients maybe conscious or not conscious of and what could be some emerging opportunities out of this?
It’s easy to see strengths in others but how about you? Perhaps leading edge thinking is not your forte but invariably something else will be. Leadership and indeed success in life requires us to have the fundamental skill of self awareness so we can have richer relationships and generally navigate through life better.
Here are some questions for you to ponder:
- What is a key strength you have – think of that one thing you do better than most.
- What “isn’t a strength” and how do you utilize your team members and others around you to step up to this
- As a leader, how have you continued to grow and evolve?
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