Here’s a thought likely to stay with you for the rest of the day.
What three things are people saying behind your back?
Are you confident they’ve got your measure and are swapping comments that sound like the way your boss always introduces you – you know, dynamic, great communicator, natural leader?
Let’s put our original question another way. What three things do you want people to be saying about you?
What is personal branding?
This taps into reputation. It’s about personal brand. Personal brand isn’t a question of what you wear (razor-sharp suit or a jean-and-jacket combo, flip flops or stilettos), it’s how you are perceived. This is crucial to performance coaching.
One client confided he’d rather be a VW Beetle than a racing car. In a word, safe. Hmm … there was some pause for thought there. Executive coaching can be about asking a client to go off and think some more about what they really want to achieve, because they may be capable of much more than they imagine.
Some clients find the question ‘what do you want to be like?’ hard to answer. Pointers might come from role models, mentors … or perhaps even your department’s latest hires: what are their qualities that appeal to you, what personality traits do you like?
Executive mentoring for professional growth
On the other hand, studying people who seem on the face of it to be very different from you can also be illuminating. Through executive mentoring and coaching, people grow professionally and personally by being exposed to doing things differently.
TXG performance coaching focus on action: what needs to change to galvanise the client, the team and the organisation? How do we make that impact on your bottom line?
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