How do YOU add VALUE….to your role, job, business?? Ajay Nangalia PhD PCC

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Here are two questions that most professionals stumble to give a convincing answer either in an appraisal interview or a job interview or just about any time; the questions are: What value do you bring to the table?  What value have you added in the last 12 months?

The reason that so many of us stumble is that we do not actively think about the significant value that we bring or have brought because we’re not really thinking about adding value!! 

Meeting results, deadlines, performance targets, working hard are not value innovation; that’s the expected norm!

In our conversation today, let’s understand this concept of what it means for you and I    –   as professionals –   to create value ;    and how we can look at ways to create value in our role, or job, or business or even life. 

And, I’d like to provide some very practical and powerful ideas to help you think about how you can add value. 

 

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EFFORT!! Your secret advantage to SUCCESS!! Ajay Nangalia PhD PCC

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Most of us envy those who’ve had success.. and this is in any field, sports, arts, technology, music, profession and so on. We admire them as exceptionally talented or having all the lucky breaks or rich parents.. and we wish that we too had so much talent or parents or luck.

And, certainly there are a few who get the breaks but the vast majority of those who are successful over the long term do something that most of those who are not successful or those who get stuck well below their potential – do not do!!.

So, what is this secret .. this one thing that successful people do – across all fields, whether it is sports or technical skills or leadership or anything else.  Angela Duckworth in her book of the same name, calls this quality GRIT!!  And, grit is the name she uses for EFFORT!! 

So, in our conversation today, let’s understand a bit more about what this intense consistent long-term EFFORT looks like. My goal is that our conversation today will motivate you to get back on track… and put in the effort you need to put in to get to what you want for yourself!!

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Your EXTREME SELF CARE Kit!! Ajay Nangalia PhD PCC

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As coaches we have a duty of care for the wellness of the clients that we work with –  and as leaders,  we have a duty of care for the wellness of the teams that we manage.

But before we support our direct reports or clients –in terms of their wellness – it’s really critical for you and I as care-providers to look after our own wellness first.

And, when I use the word wellness, I mean physical, emotional, psychological, and spiritual wellness.

But, how can we support others if we do not focus on our own self-care first? 

Now, in addition to your work related responsibilities if you are managing your home, and are a care giver to children, elder parents, or a loved one who is ill, the importance of self-care is intensified.

You now have to focus on EXTREME SELF-CARE!!

Cheryl Richardson in her book, The Art of Extreme Self-Care provides this extreme self-care kit in chapter 12; and I’ve extracted some of the key elements that I believe will work for you and I. 

I’ve been using this assessment as process to be followed, and also using the assessment as a way to stay on track, assess progress, and be alert to areas where I need help. It’s been really effective for my coaching clients too!

 

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Deliberate Practice!! A way to develop expertise & mastery!! Ajay Nangalia PhD PCC

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Hello! Welcome to our conversation today about developing expertise. And when I say expertise I mean a level of performance and knowledge (both tacit and explicit) and skill that is significantly higher than what you had before. It is also significantly higher than that of a comparable reference group for your skill or domain is. 

Now, there is a big myth around developing expertise: we think that having numbers of years of experience automatically leads to expertise or mastery of one’s subject or skill.

This is just not true –  in any field.. whether it is sports or a technical area such as medicine, or technology or a professional field such as law or executive coaching.  Only years or just doing hours of the same thing again and again is not really effective and does not lead to mastery or expertise.

What helps us develop expertise or mastery in our chosen field or skill is Deliberate Practice. 

 

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What COACHES (and Leaders) can Learn from Attachment Theory about their CLIENTs (Directs)

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As coaches we often try and look for a framework that will help us understand our client – and how she or he – views others, the coach, and the coaching relationship.

We know that understanding our client in a deeper way will help us support him or her more effectively. One very helpful theoretical framework from psychology, that provides an excellent understanding of how our client views the relationship with others is ATTACHMENT THEORY.

So, our goal in today’s conversation is to draw some concepts from Attachment Theory that will be support our work as coaches; these concepts will help us understand how different clients see others within the context of an interpersonal relationship, and therefore, how they see us and the coaching relationship. We’ll understand why some clients may feel needy towards us or why some might distance themselves from us.

 

Link to the episode: Leadership Coach: Dramatically Increase Your Impact!! https://coachtoolbox.podbean.com/e/leadership-coach-dramatically-increase-your-impact/

 

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NOTES:

Here’s a bit more detail on how we can understand our own attachment style and that of our clients.

A client who is secure looks at self and others in a positive way and thinks about self and others as being trustworthy and open to intimacy. The secure client is happy to seek support when their emotions are turbulent or when they are in distress; and are willing to look at ways to deal with the problem. They are able to provide closeness and are sensitive without getting controlling or possessive and are able to seek support when they feel anxious. All this suggests that they are more likely to have lasting and more satisfying relationships – both at work and in their personal life.

Remember that the insecure style has 3 variants: Preoccupied, Dismissing and Fearful. Let’s understand some characteristics of these styles so that we can start with identifying our own style and then help our client understand their own style of insecure attachment.

In the Preoccupied style, a person views himself or herself in a negative or diminished way but has an idealized view of the other person. This person with a preoccupied style is always paying attention to the other and is very sensitive about what the other says and does.

Such a person is always tuned in to emotions that are negative, and feels threatened by little things; they are self-critical and resort to emotional outbursts when reacting to stress situations. In relationships, this person shifts between being a compulsive caregiver or being inconsistent and insensitive with responding to the other. They are unable to recognize distress in another because they are too afraidthat they will be overwhelmed by the other person’s negative emotion.

The Dismissing / Avoidant style person has positive beliefs about oneself but has negative expectations of the other person. Such people tend to be distant in relationships, they do not want too much connection, the place a very high stress on independence and often seem emotionally detached.

The person with the Fearful/Avoidance style sees both the self and the other person from a negative lens. This person creates distance in relationships to avoid the pain of rejection of intimacy. They seem to have limited range of emotions and are not effective in expressing them.

They have high levels of anxiety which they keep contained from others. Their interactions with others are of low emotional depth and quality; as caregivers they swing from being highly compulsive to dismissing and avoidance. Their inability to recognize emotional cues from others and their fear in getting close to another leads them to reject or minimize efforts from others to build a relationship.

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Developing PERSONAL MASTERY!! Ajay Nangalia PhD PCC

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It’s become very fashionable for professionals who are aspiring to be on the fast track for senior leadership to talk about building their personal brand, or increasing their professional visibility, personal gravitas, developing thought leadership and so on.

Unfortunately, most times these remain as buzz words that sound good on development plans and in development conversations, but in reality there is no understanding of an actionable  way of achieving any of this.

As executive coaches, we are called to support our clients to develop these leadership qualities and we may run the risk of suggesting superficial strategies such as write a blog or network more but the first step to building personal brand or visibility or gravitas or thought leadership is to develop PERSONAL MASTERY

Once a person develops personal mastery, these other elements such as personal brand and thought leadership follow!

In our conversation today, you will learn how to develop PERSONAL MASTERY!!

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Seize Your Career!! Archana Venkat

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Archana Venkat is the author of Seize Your Career, a book that details challenges faced by women at the workplace and how they can manage them. Archana is passionate about enabling women to advance in their careers and is the founder of Women Leaders of Sarjapur Road, a Lean In circle. In her day job, she leads marketing for a large consulting organization.

In this conversation, she talks about CAREER STRATEGIES that men and women can use for professional success. Based on her research, she brings out differences between how men and women look at their careers, and suggests specific strategies for each gender. 

This is a conversation that will help you think about your own career so don’t miss it!!

About Archana Venkat: https://www.linkedin.com/in/archanavratnam/

Link to her book Seize Your Career: https://amzn.to/3mWsoCG

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Overcoming DIGITAL ADDICTION!!

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Most of us are victims of digital addiction! The last few months of being stuck at home with Covid have amplified the effects of this digital addiction in a way that most of us are now pining for going back to work.

As an executive coach, I find that most of my clients are battling the symptoms of digital addiction. It manifests itself in many areas of our client’s life and no doubt that we too are struggling with it.  I know I am!!

A few days back, I read a book called Limitless by Jim Kwik, and in it he talks about the 4 D’s of digital addiction. These 4 D’s are digital deluge; digital distraction; digital dementia, and digital deduction. He also talks about a 5th D which is digital depression.

My goal today’s conversation with you is to help you understand DIGITAL ADDICTION, how dangerously insidious it has become, and what we can do to start overcoming it!

 

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The Client (or colleague) who WORRIES all the time!!

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As Coaches we’re all likely to come across a client who worries all the time. As a leader you might have a colleague who is a WORRIER…

And, I’m not talking about the normal worry that is part of our life, but this worrying is very intense, it’s chronic– that is, happening over a long term, and is disruptive – that is affecting the person’s functioning in a healthy way.

Now, we’re coaches and leaders.. we certainly don’t claim to be psychologists, but in our conversation today, I’d like to talk about this client or colleague who is an excessive Worrier. Let’s understand what’s happening with this person and within this person, and how we can respond and support him or her in the best possible way as a coach or leader.

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Coach! What’s going on with your client?? (Developing a Working Hypothesis!)

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Simply put, a working hypothesis is a way for us to understand what is happening with the client – what factors might be causing the distress – and what would be effective ways to support the client to move towards what he or she wants or what might be helpful; and the important aspect is that the working hypothesis looks at the client situation and coaching plan from a holistic and systemic perspective.

As coaches, let’s understand a bit more about how the process of developing a working hypothesis happens; and how we can use it to support our client!

 

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