A discerning appraisal

Without putting people in boxes you might be here

1.

lead-and-learnMany people are really good at what they do but when it comes to further development there is not a great deal on offer that is really challenging and stretching. 

Highly skilled and motivated with sound record of performance and achievement over long periods.  Certainly in category of develop reward and retain. 

In terms of education and training probably done a lot.

Keen to expand self-awareness and savvy with emphasis on new insights and higher levels of personal mastery

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2.

tunnelAspects not good as they could be or have been (we all go through similar patches). 

Performance out of sorts for some reason, below par, without really understanding why?

If obvious would have been dealt with by now.

Probably tried various options to fix over time without success (that is sustainable).

What’s needed is a fresh new perspective and approach.  Reconnecting to what really matters, removing extraneous clutter or distraction, focusing on the critical-few

3.

self delusion (3)Some can be accused of operating like “A-grade plumbers” – but living in a house with the worst plumbing in the street. 

Able to get results but lacking savvy and self-awareness where it counts most, at “home” so to speak.

Often more successful or longer in the job/organisation the harder it is to “see” what could do with some helpful attention.  Blindspots…. we’ve all got them.

To illustrate: there is an insightful saying – “at some point we have to stop throwing life-buoys to people floating-by and walk upstream and find out who is throwing them off the bridge and why?”

Perhaps could be time for interruption to behaviour for those ‘doing the throwing from the bridge’ – orchestrating new engaging, sustainable approaches, without compromising results or performance.

Outcome is key people far more effective and influential, as well as related and inclusive; without generating any unnecessary angst or static around them – measured by harmful, wasted or repeated effort – “swimming or drowning by others” – you know what we mean.