– H. Norman Schwarzkopf, US Army General
When I was a young boy, my mother would always tell my sister to take me with her. I liked being with the big kids, and I really liked feeling included.
Today, I focus much of my life on helping others grow both professional and personally. Through this process, I’ve had the great fortune of meeting many wonderful people, and have gained much satisfaction through my efforts. I also found that I too got “closer to the top” in the priority areas of my own life.
Where could you advise, mentor, or coach others in your life?
How can you expect to benefit through your generosity and care?
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“…is not just to share your riches but to reveal to him his own.”
– Benjamin Disraeli
I am often asked to share my perspective on the fields of consulting, mentoring, and coaching as a way of supporting others in moving forward. In doing so, I like to distinguish an inside-out contribution from outside-in efforts.
Masterful coaching emphasizes that the majority of the answers and potential lie within the proverbial athlete/client. As we help them discover their own answers and potential, the lessons learned stick far better than any outside-in concept.
In the multiple roles you may play as a parent, friend, colleague, and business person, how can you reveal the riches in others?
Who in your life will do likewise, bringing out the best in you?
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