I changed coaches today. I am working with Russ and Blake of Qmax. The experience has been terrific. They are about expanding leadership capabilities and execution-exactly what I am looking for. My current field of knowledge and know how are maxed out and I need to expand what I know. Their technique for helping me see what else is there and possible are exciting.
Lesson One: Meeting Effectiveness
What is my intention for a given meeting? Not a goal, that is a specific outcome which limits possibilities. But the intention is what I want the other party to leave knowing.
How will I know it was successful? This is the measurement part. What will success look like?
Thinking through both these questions has helped my boil down what I want to achieve to a single sentence. Figuring out what success looks like takes more contemplation. But it is worth it, it sets the tone for the mood I need to project in a particular setting. How enthusiastic do I need to be in a New Hire session to drive their enthusiasm.
Blake used to be a recruiter, so he’s looking at my resume. It is helpful when someone acknowledges you that isn’t what your are talented at producing. Sure I know myself better than anyone else. But, that doesn’t mean I can best articulate those skills and successes. That takes a word-smith.