Peer Coaching :
Day Eleven of the 30-Day Challenge
If you are starting to let go of the ego, the public image, the social mask that keeps us in the mode of pretending we are always right, you may be starting to feel confident enough to enlist a peer coach. This does NOT have to be someone you pay. This can be (must be) a co-worker. Why not a friend or family member? Because they don't work where you do. They can't possibly understand "it." A co-worker is what you need for effective peer coaching.
So if the idea of confiding in, and getting advice from, a co-worker makes you cringe, you aren't there yet. You still have work to do on needing to be right. Your need to be right is so strong, that you are willing to not do the right thing, so you can continue to appear right.
If you are ready to get REAL and stop being RIGHT, then here are some factors to consider when choosing a peer coach:
*Do they keep confidential information confidential?
*Do they resist most office gossip?
*Do they have experience in your department or function?
*Are they generally positive?
*Are they viewed by others as competent?
You don't even have to LIKE this person, for them to be an ideal coach for you. You don't even have to declare, 'Hey...I need a coach and I'm nominating you!' It's about sharing authentically, being open to suggested adjustments, keeping their confidence as well (should it be shared), and not wearing out your welcome.
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