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Are You Coachable?
You can have all the talent in the world and still not be successful if you are not able to listen and respond to feedback. Whether you are working with an external coach, a mentor, or simply receiving input from others, your skills in absorbing and using feedback are critical to your success as a leader. Hogan Assessments gives a list of ways to tell if you are someone who is Coachable or Lost Cause:
  1. Can you keep your cool?
  2. Do you accept responsibility?
  3. Are you responsive to feedback?
  4. Are you willing to change?
For more information on coachability, check out Hogan's video.
Hogan Video - Coachability
Judgment and Coachability                                                           Runtime 9:09

Becoming Coachable
No one is really a lost cause if they do not want to be.  Here are five steps to becoming more coachable:
  1. Have Humility:  Accept that you cannot do everything on your own and that others have knowledge, experience, and skills that you can tap to learn and grow.
  2. Surrender Control:  Real change happens when you venture into the unknown. Consciously letting go of "I can't do this" thoughts can allow for great things to happen.
  3. Be Action-biased:  You have to "do," not just "think."  
  4. Have Pure Purpose:  Selfish motivations hinder growth.  Your goals should help the department and organization, not simply focus on a raise or promotion.
  5. Have Faith: Hindsight is always 20/20. You may not notice positive change occurring through coaching until you realize that you have unconsciously incorporated a new behavior.
Interested in being coached? Know someone who could benefit from coaching? enVision Performance Solutions coaches are laser-focused on helping executives and their teams develop capability and capacity. Our founding partners are highly experienced executive coaches with over 50 years combined experience and successes across industries and executive roles. 
Read more on enVision Coaching to learn if we are right for you!
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