September 12, 2017
I have now been in the SME space for over 10 years and in that time, running my coaching and training business (as well as a restaurant in that time), I have coached thousands of people, run workshops and seminars, spoken at conferences, and trained business people and students to be the best they can be.
Have I made an impact?
I hope so but how do I know?
Well there are numerous ways:
Game Changers see possibilities.
They see ways of doing things that others don’t. They have a way to imagine how things could be and when they become obsessed with an idea, how things should be.
Their potential contribution to an organisation is that radical rather than incremental change.
Strategists see patterns and brings excitement and energy to tasks.
They will enthuse and influence others with new, creative and innovative approaches to doing things.
They tend to be more interested in the ideal rather than the real: genuine satisfaction comes more from generating the idea rather than realising it.
They will have the business acumen and analytical skills to convert ideas into commercially focused strategies.
Implementers sees practicalities, and ‘get things done’. They just deliver.
Their philosophy and practice is one of practical and pragmatic problem solving.
They will often have a reputation as a ‘safe pair of hands’, someone who can be relied upon to get things done in a dependable way.
They are outcome focused and will get things done without being a ‘slave to the process’
Polishers see potential and symbolise the philosophy and practice of ‘continuous improvement’.
They seek to set the standard for excellence within their role and organisation.
They can adopt products, processes and procedures with patience for incremental change, and constantly seek to improve them.
At their best they will be able to understand and articulate the commercial, competitive advantage derived from continuous improvement.
Playmakers see People and invest in their relationships with people.
Their focus is on getting things done through the strength of their relationships and through shared endeavours and teamwork.
They enable rather than delegate and take pleasure in seeing others ‘shine’. They like to get the very best from others.