From “Time” by Pink Floyd … “And then one day you find 10 years have got behind you, no one told you when to run, you missed the starting gun”.
Typically, many of us are driven by what we want to HAVE and DO versus WHO we want to BE. Many HR systems and organisational processes are geared around motivating through task assignment and job design (DO), and remuneration, status and reward systems (HAVE). Add a layer of economic challenge, job loss, and fear of job loss, in the current economic climate of uncertainty and our tendency to be stuck focussing on what we want to DO and HAVE is greater than ever. Through coaching I encourage people to think about WHO they ARE and want to BE, their values, beliefs, strengths and attitudes. These are the core foundations for what we DO and, as a result, HAVE. Don’t start with the DO and HAVE and hope that the BE will follow – you might forget who you are and lose yourself (and 10 years) in the process.