Friday, August 18, 2023

Old School

 Yesterday morning, a woman I coached several years ago caught me as I prepared for a meeting. 

"You never change," she said.

"I know," I replied. "I am perpetually old."

Which is true. I was old as a child.

Anyway, she wants to resume our management coaching sessions. I am under no illusions that my advice is brilliant. My secret - if there is one - consists of careful listening and a passion for the basics.

I try to simplify things.

And I am not afraid to say, "I will have to think about that" when I have to think about something.

Incidentally, I am not one of those consultants who refrains from giving advice and who keeps probing and probing until the client comes up with "an answer."

I listen and then give my advice.

Once again, very basic.

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