Another tenant in the Co-active Coaching model is that people are naturally creative, resourceful, and whole. Let's break this down.
"Naturally Creative"- IT Professionals are among the most creative in thinking and coming up with uncommon solutions for common problems.
"Resourceful" - A developer or IT professional understands the resources that they have on hand, and what they will need to complete a task or assignment.
"Whole" - The IT professional is not busted nor broken. They do not need to be fixed or rescued; but to be set free, encouraged, nurtured and released to their maximum potential.
I am fortunate to lead a team of outstanding people that are extraordinarily creative, resourceful and whole. As a manager, I love to bring situations to the team and allow for the brainstorming to begin on potential solutions. By utilizing this method, solutions that I could never have thought of on my own are germinated and tested. A side effect of allowing this method is that there is more instantaneous buy-in to the solution (since it was not dictated by the pointy haired boss).
As leaders, where have you allowed your team to come up with the solutions? What worked well? What didn't work well?
As parents, where have you allowed your kids to come up with the solutions. (I know at school, the teachers can tell the outfits Shannon's mom picks out, Shannon picks out, and I pick out. Guess who has the worse fashion sense?). We have one non-negotiable in our household.....safety. So, Shannon can pick out any outfit as long as it doesn't contain the plastic high heels that she keeps twisting her angle on (safety issue). The result, since Shannon picked out the outfit, she is bought into it.
So, how will you see your clients, customers, peers, managers, teams, and family as naturally creative, resourceful and whole?
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