Mentorship and Me Part 4 - Peggy Edwards - How to stop rocking in the corner

Posted by | October 05, 2011 | Mentee Blog Posts | No Comments

‘Get outside your comfort zone’ is the latest challenge I have from my mentor. She knows how much I hate ‘touchy feely’ concepts and how hard facts drive me. Do some appreciative inquiry, and do a bit every day, in her dreams…. but hey let’s have a go.  Looking at some of the theory behind AI I can see if you want to drive an organisation and team forward then it is a useful exercise. HOWEVER, where I feel it gets lost is when you walk out of the room then nothing changes. Is it because I do not do anything different and I am expecting my organisation to make the change for me? Do I have a vision of where I see my role and development should be heading? Well yes, I think I do. I am getting the hang of this reflection business, even if it does bring unexpected but honest views about what I really want to do. What is it that I do that makes others do or act in a certain way, can I change that reaction? Taking a step back, every day, and asking what could I do differently to make it better is starting to pay dividends, small ones but we are only at the beginning of that journey….

ARESKO says: “be the change you want to see” (Ghandi).  Looks like we have an interesting mentoring conversation to look forward to tomorrow 🙂  Can’t wait to hear about those dividends.

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