I interview one of my clients – Shanon Muir, VP Warner Bros – to find out why and how independent, self-starting high performers uses coaches.
- How this podcast episode is for high performers, successful in a number of areas
- How Shannon found coaching
- Shannon’s desire to connect the dots/fit the puzzle pieces
- How coaching provides an objective perspective
- How you’re too close to yourself
- How colleagues are useful for advice, coaching brings a different perspective and is also confidential
- Not wanting to reinvent the wheel, and wanting to reach goals faster than she would on her own
- Shannon’s question: “Who AM I, and how does that impact my performance?”
- How a good time to seek a coach is when you feel you’re plateauing.
- How she requested coaching from her manager
- The benefits of getting your company to pay for coaching, but Shannon’s viewpoint on ROI even if you need to pay for coaching yourself
- “How you do one thing is how you do everything”
- How habits in your professional life spill over into personal life, and vice versa; the intertwining of personal and professional.
- The themes that have arisen for Shannon: 1) Managing others, and 2) Managing herself.
- How she’s improved her productivity
- Learning more managerial and leadership skills, such as how to build her staff into the leaders they need to be
- How to have certain crucial conversations with her direct reports
- How life and jobs are getting more and more complex, and it’s harder and harder to fit the pieces together efficiently; even high performers are seeking extra brain power and perspective to solve the puzzle
- Constant change is a challenge for high performers
- An analogy with chess!
- Some ways high performers can get in their own way.
- The challenge of delegation
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