Are you DOA when showing up personally and professionally? What is DOA: Dead on Arrival or Dead on Attitude.
My questions to you are:
- Are you Dead on Arrival?
- Are you showing up to work, home, and life: filled-up to serve your clients, employer, and self?
Dead on Arrival vs. Daily Opportunity of Action
This past week I had the privilege of attending our Innovate Montana Symposium. Before going I set the intention with an end in mind. My end in mind was meeting people to help my clients in their next endeavors and a current project I am working on…
Posted by Selkirk Coaching and Training Group on Friday, July 14, 2017
I was ALIVE ON ARRIVAL! As humans we should show up with intention and ‘alive’ in everything we do. There are always the few who show up because they have to. These are the individuals I like to “light” up! Giving them other perspective and a reason for being there and how they add value.
Albert Schweitzer, “Truth has no special time of its own. Its hour is now-always.”
When I work with organizations in employee engagement we always start with a survey to see where the engagement needle is and the culture. I can say 99% of the time when engagement is low there is little trust and/or respect to and from leadership.
Here are a few steps to engaging yourself:
- Discuss and outline your vision and navigate where you are going. The more people you share this with the more likely you will find the resources needed to launch to the next level.
- Set exceptions by creating and modeling the who you want to show up in your personal and professional life.
- Connect with clients on personal level (i.e. paraphrase what they have said, or remember your last conversation such as if they mentioned a soccer game ask them how it went)
- Connect and collaboration with peers by setting parameters of expectation, timelines, etc. . .(this always resolves who is responsible for which task, and accountability for the entire team)
- Connect with people by having one-on-ones (be candid and transparent where you are, and they will be candid and transparent where they are on projects, hurdles, and how they plan to overcome them) “I CAN’T RAISE THE BAR FOR OTHERS IF I HAVEN’T RAISED THE BAR FOR MYSELF.
The core of engagement is transparent humility (this is not showing employees or clients how to weep but to let them know you are human, everyone wants to know they are on the team with someone who has heart)
If you and your team are not making individual efforts , then everyone is DOA when they walk through the door every day. ~ Tracy Worley
Thank you for joining me on our Summer Fire It Up Friday Series.
Look Up & Out, Tracy Worley