When people go for a job interview it is pretty commonplace to be asked how others would describe you. In the interview you probably trot out a good answer that ticks the boxes in the mind of the interviewer.
The trouble is, beyond the interview situation few people ever really give much thought to this question and this is a lost opportunity.
The question is great in many ways:
When your team is asked this question I guess that you and most leaders and managers would like to hear things like:
By contrast, few leaders or managers would like to hear the following:
And here is the good news. You get to determine for what you have a reputation as a leader or manager. So what choices will you make?
Duncan Brodie of Goals and Achievements helps professional people become great leaders and managers. Sign up for his free audio e-course Leadership Success at www.goalsandachievements.co.uk.
Since 2006 I’ve worked with in excess of 6,000 accountants and professionals in workshops, seminars and one to one helping them land their next jobs and become better leaders, presenters and business partners. Before that I spent 25 years in accountancy climbing the career ladder from Payments Clerk to FD. I’m a CIMA Fellow, Certified Professional Coach and Team Coach Facilitator.