The GROW model Disciplines > Human Resources > Performance Management > The GROW model Goal | Reality | Options | Will | See also The GROW model is useful in performance management and coaching to help a person clarify what they want to achieve and how they will achieve it. Goal The first step is to establish and agree the goal. Goals, as described here, are also known as objectives, key results, targets, performance outcomes, and a host of other euphemisms. In establishing goals, ensure they are SMART. Who is it for? Also include considerations of time, cost and quality as appropriate. When do they want it? Goals are not always about delivering things to other people. Reality The next stage is to examine the current reality. It is a trap to think that the work is relatively easy, and that you are closer to the goal than you think. Get a clear description of the current reality, including as appropriate relationships, attitudes, skills, processes, available tools and so on. Questions to ask include: Will
21 Things Lucky People Do Differently Get Healthy Living Newsletters: Did you ever look at someone and think, "He is so lucky. He has money, he's in a great relationship and wow -- what a great career, being able to travel like that?" I've done it too. I wasn't so lucky. But as I grew in my career and in my life and by meeting lots of people from all over the world in so many walks of life, I made this profound realization: Sure, we can be born into it and fall into it. As I thought about my own journey of learning to deal with uncertainty these days, I realized that in the absence of luck being granted to us by the lottery of birth, we all can get a chance to get lucky. Here are 21 reasons why some people get lucky in life: Lucky people... Work hard... quietly.
Top 10 Motivational Books of All Time In previous posts, I've identified the most influential business books of all time and the best sales books of all time. In this post, I list the books that drive readers to change their lives, improve their lot, and build better careers. Beware of the final (No. 1) book! 10. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People While he gets a bit preachy sometimes, Stephen Covey's road map for living doesn't just help you develop better habits. Best quote: "Sow a thought, reap an action; sow an action, reap a habit; sow a habit, reap a character; sow a character, reap a destiny." 9. Prior to Dale Carnegie's classic, mixing business relationships with personal relationships was considered a bit underhanded, like nepotism. Best quote: "The unvarnished truth is that almost all the people you meet feel themselves superior to you in some way, and a sure way to their hearts is to let them realize in some subtle way that you recognize their importance, and recognize it sincerely." 8. 7. 6. 5. 4. 3. 2. 1.
30 Challenges for 30 Days Did you know that it takes 30 days to form a new habit? The first few days are similar as to how you would imagine the birth of a new river. Full of enthusiasm it gushes forth, only to be met by strong obstacles. The path is not clear yet, and your surroundings don’t agree. Old habits urge you to stay the same. But you need to stay determined. So, take a moment to reflect on the question ‘Who do I want to be in 5 years?’ Check out this short TED talk first to get inspired: Now pick one or more challenges and stick with them! However, be cautioned, picking too many challenges at the same time can easily result in a failure of all of them. #1 Write a I-Like-This-About-You note/text/email each day for someone (Easy) This is the perfect way to let someone else know you care. #2 Talk to one stranger each day (Hard) This is a great one to cure approaching anxiety. #3 Take one picture each day (Hard) #4 Re-evaluate one long-held belief each day (Intermediate) Do you love yourself? We recommend:
7 Ways Noise Affects Your Health We are surrounded by sound. From coworker chit-chat to the sounds of traffic outside to that tinny trace of music coming from a co-commuter’s earbuds, we often don’t consider the noise that makes up our daily environments. But the truth is that the distant jackhammers, incessant elevator bells and even the whistling and humming of the people around us can have a real effect on our health and wellness. As pioneering noise researcher and environmental psychologist Arline Bronzaft, Ph.D., of the City University of New York has said, noise is in the ear of the beholder. “While the ear picks up the sound waves and sends it to the temporal lobe for interpretation, it’s the higher senses of the brain that determine whether that sound is unwanted, unpleasant or disturbing.” Read on to learn more about how noise affects your well-being. Noisiness can affect children’s abilities to learn Why? Sound makes you less productive at work A noisy neighborhood could actually kill you
The GROW Model - Coaching your team members to improve performance - Leadership training from MindTools A Simple Process for Coaching and Mentoring Learn how to use the GROW Model, with James Manktelow & Amy Carlson. As a leader, one of your most important roles is to coach your people to do their best. Some people are fortunate enough to get formal training in coaching. The GROW Model is a simple yet powerful framework for structuring your coaching or mentoring sessions. About the Model GROW stands for: Goal. The model was originally developed in the 1980s by performance coach Sir John Whitmore, although other coaches, such as Alan Fine and Graham Alexander, have also helped to develop it. A good way of thinking about the GROW Model is to think about how you'd plan a journey. You then explore various routes (the options) to your destination. Tip: In its traditional application, the GROW Model assumes that the coach is not an expert in the "client's" situation. When leaders coach their team members, or act as mentors to them, this may or may not apply. How to Use the Tool 1. 2. 3. 4. Tip 1: Tip 2:
11 Essential Habits for Success We all want to succeed. Whether it’s in losing weight, learning the guitar, speed reading, or starting our own business. For those of us who have tried and failed, success seems elusive. Why is it one person succeeds where another person fails? Though I want each of you to succeed in everything you do, I can’t guarantee success. 1. What is important to you? 2. Choose one goal to start. 3. Set a date for success. 4. Believe fully in your ability to achieve your goal. “Whether you think that you can, or that you can’t, you are usually right.” - Henry Ford 5. Set up negative consequences for missing the deadline. 6. Break down goals by week and by day, setting up a plan to reach your overall objective. 7. Prioritize the tasks you have in front of you. Also keep in mind that completing the hardest task first is a sure-fire way of increasing your productivity. 8. Push yourself. 9. Failure is inevitable when you take risks, which is what you’ll be doing if you want to succeed. 10. 11.
How to network: 5 methods by top experts They say networking is vital but nobody explains how to network How to network is the real question. But first, in case you’re a doubter, some quick proof that networking is essential: Research shows networking is essential to staying employed, salary growth and job satisfaction.It makes you more likely to get a job. Via Malcolm Gladwell’s The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference: In his classic 1974 study Getting a Job, Granovetter…found that 56 percent of those he talked to found their job through a personal connection. More likely to be successful in a job. Via The Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology That Fuel Success and Performance at Work: MIT researchers…found that the more socially connected the IBM employees were, the better they performed. And more likely to be creative on the job. Via Imagine: How Creativity Works: So why aren’t there any good resources on the nitty gritty of how to network? 1. 2. 3. 4. 5) Just be a friend Tags:
21 Ways Rich People Think Differently | teremity World’s richest woman Gina Rinehart is enduring a media firestorm over an article in which she takes the “jealous” middle class to task for ‘drinking or smoking and socializing’ rather than working to earn their own fortune. What if she has a point? Steve Siebold, author of ‘How Rich People Think’ spent nearly three decades interviewing millionaires around the world to find out what separates them from everyone else. It had little to do with money itself, he told Business Insider. “[The middle class] tells people to be happy with what they have,” he said. Average people think MONEY is the root of all evil. “The average person has been brainwashed to believe rich people are lucky or dishonest,” Siebold writes. That’s why there’s a certain shame that comes along with “getting rich” in lower-income communities. “The world class knows that while having money doesn’t guarantee happiness, it does make your life easier and more enjoyable.” From Steve Siebold, author of “How Rich People Think”