Last week, you learned about executive presence — that special something we all want — and you also learned several key practices you can take on to exude more of it. Think about the meetings you were a part of last week; can you point to any differences in how you are showing up? Chances are, you are already starting to feel more executive using the tools provided in the CCO.
This week, we will look at how taking more personal responsibility for your choices at work – and I mean the gamut of choices available to you, including how you show up, interact with others, and go about driving outcomes – can fuel significant personal growth. Let’s start by looking at this all-important question:
Are you a whiner?
Week 5 Learning Objectives
At the end of this week’s Lesson, you will be able to answer the following questions:
- Do I complain when I could be taking action?
- What does complaining do to me, and how does it impact my effectiveness?
- How can I avoid complaining?
- What is one powerful tool I can use to drive results and create change in the areas I’m not happy with?
- Taking Responsibility
- The Effects of Complaining
- Moving to Action by Making Requests
- You Think You’re Making Requests, but…
- How to Form Powerful & Effective Requests (vs. Complaints)
- Critical Thinking and Venting
- Stop Complaining
- How to Deal with Complainers
- The Essentials
- Learning Lab — Experiments
- Optional Further Reading, References and Notices