I heard something earlier this week, that set me off a bit, where people were concerned that others knew they were being coached. And that they might be perceived poorly for doing so. That there must be something wrong! Wow!! That is so the opposite of the power of coaching.
Last week I wrote about when managers are inconsistent and the impact it can have on their people like reducing effectiveness, creating misunderstandings, creating worry, stress and a lack of safety about their job. As requested, here are some thoughts on being consistent and why you might want to make a shift in how consistent you are being.
An organization often has to make changes that affect its people. Large organizations have processes and departments to handle the communication around changes. Medium sized organizations also have processes and a few people at least to craft and distribute the communication about the change.
How do you get the message out when you are in a small company without a lot of process and you may not even have people managing the employee experience?
Maybe, you just have to start and keep going long enough to know, for sure, where you want to go?
So, the year is well begun and we are almost half way through the first month. I’ve been watching this time of year for a while now and, often observe the struggles of folks who really want to get things done in the coming year that they couldn’t get done in previous years…
I had a guiding principle - get started. No matter what it is I want to get done, I start. Sometimes that means I don’t write it down ahead of time. Today I have the same guiding principle. It is core to my life and to my goals - I get started.