Describe how and when to seek additional expertise and advice when supporting an individual through change
What To Look For
I started thinking about the kinds of signs that flash to indicate the person across the table really does need to make a change. Maybe one or more apply to you as well. Here are five that stand out for me:
1. [ People whom you trust strongly believe you should make a change.
Let's be honest: sometimes other people see us more clearly than we see ourselves. Sure, it's
important not to base your life on what others think. But if six people who have your best interests at heart all tell you the same thing, it's a good idea to pay attention.
Note: Last year an executive client who received almost unanimous feedback on certain behaviors chose to explain away every last one, attributing the information to the fact that "no one really understands me". Actually, they did. He is no longer working for that company. ]
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