One lovely thing about a new year is that sense of a fresh start and an open calendar. Of course, that calendar tends to fill up pretty quickly with work and travel commitments. One way to make sure you’re factoring…
Recently I took part in a small, exclusive seminar with my mentor and coach, Alan Weiss. He’s the guru of solo consulting. The focus of our meeting was building support for truly solo, solo consultants. Like others, I have a solo consulting practice and don’t have a spouse or partner. By the way, it’s possible to have a spouse or partner and still feel like you’re solo most of the time! We talked about consciously building support systems and looking for ways to ensure we had good people in our corner for all aspects of our lives.
It got me thinking about some of those senior executives in tough transitions. One of the hardest things to remember is that you need to build support for yourself to help you do well. Often we are so focused on pulling the team together and trying to nab “low-hanging fruit”, that we don’t think about who’s taking care of us. You need good people in your corner, just like a prize fighter, people who will always be there for you, and will tell you you’re doing great and give you just what you need to get back into the ring. Who’s in your corner?
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