The single biggest challenge in my work with managers is to help them cross the gaping chasm between knowing and doing.
The open sores of apathy and fear that stand between understanding and acting.
What I teach:
- building relationships,
- performance management and so on,
is all pretty easy to understand.
Knowing this stuff is not the problem.
The problem is taking what is known and understood and acting on it consistently and skillfully. This takes both courage and skill – but mainly courage.
- Courage to say things that we wouldn’t normally say
- Courage to step outside of habits and comfort zones
- Courage to live in the face of tension
- Courage to open and honest
So what is stopping you from acting on what you know and understand?
Courage or skill?
I am working on a number of new approaches to provide a series of nudges to bolster courage and skills and to help break free from old habits and routines.
Watch this space!
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