I’d love to take responsibility for the following, but I can’t. It comes from the website JustSell.com. But the principles are awesome whether you’re a small business owner, executive or staff person.
A quick 8-point check on your coachability…
Which of these are true and to what extent?
- I usually allow my manager and others to complete their sentences before responding. (If you don’t, it’s not a good sign.)
- When I’m given feedback/ criticism, I usually think about it before responding, waiting just a bit. (If you don’t, you’re likely not giving it real consideration.)
- When I’m given feedback/ criticism, I rarely find myself defending a position or action immediately. (If this is true, you’re probably trying to really learn how you can improve.)
- When I’m given feedback/ criticism, I ask questions about it in order to try to better understand it. (A good sign.)
- I feel my work’s purpose is to serve my external customers. (“You’re gonna have to serve somebody.”– Bob Dylan)
- I feel my work’s purpose is to serve my internal customers (managers, colleagues, other departments).
- I’ve changed/ revised my position/ approach because of the advice of another individual. (If not, how coachable do you really think you are? No one is always right.)
- My manager invests time in my professional development (If s/he doesn’t, it might be because of a perception that you’re uncoachable).
There’s no rating scale here. These questions are simply meant to raise awareness (when answered as objectively and truthfully).
I gotta say I’ve got some work to do here. So, after reading these 8 questions. How do you rate?
Comment and let me know.
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