Big unexpected plus was the value of the group. I could learn about my own issues from their experience.
The key concept I came away with is that I have the right to change my environment to allow myself to work at my best.
I am holding distraction-free 1:1s… with ZERO exceptions! This has made my meetings much more efficient and effective and I can see the difference in how people are interacting during our time. This has added a ton of value and clarity to what had previously been an exercise in going through the motions.
Specifically, NewCo helped me realize that I have a choice about being constantly pinged, and allowed me to take back control of the flow of communication. It was a sustained opportunity to reflect on what you want to accomplish and how.
It’s all jelling together – and I now use my dog walks as a time of reflection. I analyze my day and have new ideas about how I want the business to be. Everything is “clicking” better, personally and professionally. I am working on my personal leadership vision and thinking about how my values manifest in the workplace. I want to send more of my team through the program.
It was an incredible experience and will have a significant and lasting effect on how we do business.
With the support of the talented coaches and facilitators, I was able to take that long-overdue step back and critically reflect on where my business was and where I wanted it to go.