Raising your self-awareness
Raising self-awareness with my clients is such an important part of my work.
I use Strengthscope® profiling to help clients develop an in-depth self-awareness of themselves and their behaviours.
In addition, 360 degree feedback indicates the visibility of their strengths to others and how they use their strengths to deliver results.
Feedback can be difficult to give and receive, especially for introverts. However, feedback is so important because it shines a light on your current levels of performance and helps identify ways you might improve.
To help gain this insight, you may have come across the Stop, Start and Continue approach. I like its simplicity and how it helps individuals overcome some the of challenges of giving and receiving feedback without the use of more complex systems. It can be beneficial either as a self-reflection exercise or by asking others for their feedback.
The model has three sections:
- Stop: These are things that are less good and would benefit from stopping. This could be a behaviour you’d like to stop because it doesn’t enhance your performance.
- Start: These are things that aren’t being done but would be good to start doing. This could be a behaviour you’d like to start doing because it will enhance your performance.
- Continue: These are things that are good and should be continued. These could be behaviours you’d like to continue because they have a positive impact on your performance.
I’d love to hear what you’d like to STOP, START and CONTINUE so hit reply and tell me what they are.
Ready to step out of your comfort zone? Ask trusted peers for feedback on what you could stop doing, start doing, and continuing doing in order to fulfil your objectives.
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