Monday, February 19, 2007

My Executive Coaching

Most of my work colleagues know that I work with an executive coach. We meet about every three months for about two-three hours.

I just finished reading a book that is part of my coaching program, Zapp! The Lightning of Empowerment: How to Improve Productivity, Quality, and Employee Satisfaction. It's all about how to empower people but it's a fable. I would say it's format is similar to books by Patrick Lencioni, but William Byham wrote his book first. Maybe Lencioni was inspired by Byham. Either way it's a great book, not a long read, and highly recommended. There are no amazing insights, it just breaks down key themes into easily digestible pieces.

Tomorrow I review my 360 results with my coach, it's a exciting to find out how I rate myself versus the reality of my manager, my team, and my peers. Will it reinforce what my psychological assessment report identified as areas of strength and weakness? What will the action plan be to addresses what needs addressing? I'm glad the 360 is happening right now, it's right after my normal AOL annual review as well as coming up on my one year anniversary of my move over from Advertising.com.

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