December 11, 2012
There is a stream of influence much more powerful than any of the terms change practitioners use, or procedures we deploy. Underneath what we do is who we are, and it is here where our optimum impact resides. Of all the things we draw on to create leverage for our clients, our true nature is our greatest asset. When we stay centered on this, and see it as core to the value we provide, we can live up to our full potential and help others do the same.
In this post, I explore the role of character in our work.
December 18, 2012
A strong character, comprised of mostly positive components, is necessary, but insufficient, for the kind of client impact to which most of us aspire. Your character is your true nature, your essence; as such, it’s an internal phenomenon, not directly accessible to anyone but yourself. Your interior character needs a “voice” to be expressed to the exterior world. Think of the presence you extend to others as that voice.
In this post, I discuss the influence a practitioner’s presence has on those we work with.
January 8, 2013
Change practitioners utilize various concepts and techniques, but it is our presence that informs and mobilizes clients. As powerful as this means of influence is, however, it is usually applied without much conscious intent on our part. In this post, I describe how we can enrich and deepen our presence by evolving our character.
January 15, 2013
Ultimate success as a practitioner hinges on your willingness to 1) fully be who you are and 2) limit your clients to those who appreciate what that means. In this final post of my series on Character and Presence, I focus on the second part of that equation.