As a thank you to my blog and podcast supporters, I want you to be the first to have access to my upcoming book, “Uniquely You,” available for pre-order now. Here’s your look at the eighth chapter…
Part I: Do You Need a Management Coach? I Do.
I’m a terrible golfer. I have never enjoyed a day on the golf course, and it’s not for lack of trying. I own the right clubs, clothes and shoes. But I’m still an awful golfer. And yet earlier in my career, I was expected to understand at least the basics of the game to find any success in business. So I hired a coach, hoping, with his help, at least not to embarrass myself. No one ever questioned that it made sense for me to hire a golf coach. But if I reveal that for the past twenty years I’ve always had a management coach, many people don’t understand.
Part II: Leaders are Lifelong Learners
When I tell people I have a management coach, people immediately believe I am being punished, or perhaps I’m as deficient at managing as I am with a nine iron. However, unlike golf, leadership happens to be a personal strength of mine. But I want to be better. I acknowledge that, no matter how good I am at something, there is always room for improvement. Just as an athlete needs a strength and conditioning coach, I need somebody who gets up every day to keep me accountable to my goals and make sure I’m reading the right books, listening to the top podcasts, and following the best blogs to fill the gaps in my knowledge and capacity.
Many professionals grow exhausted and disenchanted from chasing business gurus and quick-fix formulas. Rather than becoming knock-offs, we must learn to listen to the leadership lessons our lives have been trying to teach us. In “Uniquely You,” coming in May 2019, I will share my personal journey, and how it led me to lead uniquely, with you. Preorder your copy today!