We have reached an era in which “mental health” has become essential in business. This is both good and bad. Obviously its good because many or most employees have suffered under the tyrannical manager, for far too long. Yet oddly enough we must say that it is bad when those leaders in place who would demonstrate healthy mental health are uncertain as to how to comply.
“We will do it not because it’s easy, but because it’s hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our skills and talents.” – President John F. Kennedy referencing the original moon shot.
A Business Psychologist aims to help organizations and their employees achieve top performance and job satisfaction, most effectively through one to one coaching, most efficiently through a group coaching session. Call us to arrange coaching – of course – but know that your first step will be to begin to see through the eyes of a superior performer. You’ll have to redefine that image to include “mental health.”
I can place all client reactions to coaching on a continuum, ranging between two extremes. On one end. “I’ve never considered this information before. But now that I have started implementing coaching recommendations, I’m experiencing a profound impact. I mean, in both my personal and professional life.” That’s professional development. On the other end. “This has been interesting and very enlightening. I have the assessments, and we’ve discussed them in sufficient detail, for now. I can refer to them as I deem necessary. I’ll contact you again. Thank you.”
End results are always determined by each individual. It is up to each one of us to implement and practice what we learn. Tie together or create a connection between fresh, new self-knowledge, and our day-to-day experience. Otherwise, it is only an academic exercise.
Begin with a vision or “big picture.” Next, start filling in the details. No detail is too small. Professional development encompasses many fascinating areas of interest, such as:
Explore how a “personality assessment” can provide you with a unique perspective on those you lead, or on those who you’d like to be more influential. Anger management will work directly with your expectations and skills, providing you with a clear path forward.
You merit personal development coaching, but you can also secure 2 or 3 individual sessions for yourself before you commit. Don’t allow self-doubt to creep into your decision-making process. The only real way to know is to try for yourself — a personal experiment.
These days, we can maintain a journal about business strategy or corporate strategy both in a book or digitally. Talking about various underlying strategies with a Psychological Coach continues to be the most effective approach around. Completely confidential.