The essence of coaching lies in helping others and unlocking their potential. But I'm sure you're already committed to being helpful, and that hasn't led to your coaching more often. So let's look at why coaching others helps you.
The year was 2014 and I had just turned twenty eight. Having already been in the workforce for seven years I had a good sense of what I enjoyed and what I was good at. And my job wasn't offering me the space I desired to learn more.
Our job and the job of our tech consultants that we contract out to the world's best and most innovative companies, is to shoot straight. This often requires addressing issues and problems that people would rather leave uncovered.
Adding tasks doesn't expand the brain's capacity; it only increases its cognitive load, or the amount of mental effort it must put out. By multitasking we are reducing the attention we give to each thing.
Our corporate cultures rarely take kindly to quitters, let alone celebrate them. And while counterintuitive at first blush, the competency of quitting is key to managing with agility. We absolutely need more quitters -- and cultures of quitting -- to best run our businesses.
I'd like to offer some cautionary words about youth today in the workplace. Wait, what? Older people think younger people are screwing everything up? That's new. No, no, wait. It's not new. Not at all.
There is a well-known Chinese proverb that states: In every crisis, there is opportunity. But as many leaders know, in the middle of a disaster it feels impossible to think beyond the challenge at-hand.