Leadback Coaching & Consulting, Michael Boey

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LinkedIN Profile : https://www.linkedin.com/in/michaelboey/


Short Bio : I am not writing a conventional bio which can be found in my linkedin profile but instead I am offering my thoughts on why mentoring has called me. What do you value at work and in life? What do you want to achieve in your career? What do you want to be world-class in? Our well-meaning family members, friends, colleagues have likely posed these questions to us at some point in our lives. In fact, these questions can be rather motivational as they lead us to examine internally and clarify the direction we want to take in our life. But what do you notice about the focus of each of the above questions? They are all about "you", the individual. Instead of asking what one wants to get better at, we can use more purposeful and systemic questions along the lines of: "What do you need to get better at to serve your employees better?" "Do you know what your peers say about your contributions?" "Are you creating or diminishing value for the community you are operating in?" This shift in focus from self to beyond turns conventional wisdom on its head. One will be hard-pressed to find an organisation that does not advocate individual KPIs and support individual development plans (IDPs). The achievement of individual KPIs can no longer be an end in itself. Neither should IDPs. Who else, besides ourselves, should benefit when we deliver the KPIs and develop ourselves? Who do we need to create value for? Whose burden is lightened because of us, and not despite us?