As I stated in my Servant leadership post, my interest is to have empathy for others, developed the ability to listen, be aware of the situation in which people find themselves, and to contribute to growth and well-being even as a leader, manager, friend or husband. So, how do you handle your weaknesses? In the following, I’ll show you how to use a self-coaching procedure to address your need. Below is a description of the individual phases from the detailed evaluation.
1. Construction phase
Since I opted for self-coaching, there is no need to build a rapport. Rather, it is important to make an honest decision, that is, to take this path and continue it step by step or phase by phase. It is also important to have a clear goal or vision.
2. Review phase of last session benefits
At this stage, it is important whether it is self-coaching or not, to return to where you left off last, similar to building a house, for example. You continue where you left off so you can finish what you started. In my case, I need to go back to where I left off. For example, I mentioned my weaknesses in Servant leadership post. And that should be a stepping stone for me so I can move on.
3. Description phase of the current situation
Once again, in the Servant leadership post, I specifically describe my strengths number one, two, and three. In a similar fashion, I describe my weaknesses number one, two, and three.
4. Brainstorming phase
This phase, like the others, takes time. I found time to look at myself honestly from both inside and outside. Yes, I have a sincere interest in finding possible solutions based on my evaluation of strengths and weaknesses.
5. Concretization phase
Based on my personal view of myself, I would like to share with you a table of recommendations that presents concrete solutions and their very choice. In table below are listed my recommendations.
6. Verification phase of the current procedure
Repeated review of my recommendations, a possible constructive dialogue with a colleague, wife, or someone else, will help us see our recommendations through different eyes. That is why it is necessary to consult and not be left alone, and that is what this phase of verifying the way forward is about.
7. Action plan phase
This phase consists of a contextual plan, the goals I have set. I have decided not to share with a reader my insights into my goals, which relate to my strengths and weaknesses, and the recommendations that have come from self-coaching.
8. Coaching closure phase
Once you have set a specific action plan, it is possible to conclude self-coaching, because it is necessary to implement the plan. Here I would like to say that it is important to fulfill the set goal, so that the whole work, the task of self-coaching is fulfilled and carried out. I have devoted a lot of time and care to get this far, and it would be a great pity not to fulfill this plan.
So, what do you think? It wasn't that hard, was it? If you found anything in this blog that helped you, I'm happy. Much can be done and learned on your own during self-coaching sessions. I wish you well in this endeavor.