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We learn at an early age to develop an image of ourselves. If you grew up with parents, teachers, friends, and family who were perfectly honest with you all the time, you probably possess a self-image that perfectly mirrors you as you are. Do you know anyone like that? Neither do I?

self-esteem_cartoon1Like you, I grew up around the kind of people who tell you what you want to hear, rather than the unvarnished truth. Those comments often give us a less-than-accurate image of ourselves. It happens to all of us. Well-meaning parents inflate their children’s self-images. The other kind can make a mess of a child’s self-image. Peers can be cruel, broken relationships can deflate us. After just a few years on this planet, very few people see themselves as clearly as they could.

For all these reasons, I precede every CoachQuest with a 360 Leadership Pre-Assessment of leadership skills. In the pre-assessment, I invite you to ask the people you work with to give you feedback with regard to four leadership competencies: Accountability, Empathy, Executive Maturity, and Engagement. And two barriers to leadership effectiveness, Silence and Violence. Sounds scary, I know, but stay with me.

At CoachQuest we develop that feedback into an Assessment Profile and help you create a Developmental Plan and Commitments to share with those you collaborate with—your team, your manager, and your peers. Self-assessment work takes courage but it brings measurable results. It helps you see the opportunities that lie ahead, and it helps you own your strengths. And at CoachQuest, we will give you tools you need to help realize and implement maximum personal achievement with individualized leadership training.

Best of all, instead of going away shattered, most people who go through this process see a few things to fix and a whole lot more that enlighten them to just how good a job they are doing. Even better, they see just how promising their future as a leader looks if they apply themselves to the areas that need work.

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See also: You Can’t Be Blindsided If You Don’t Have a Blind Side


Helanie Scott
Helanie Scott
Helanie (pronounced yeh-LAH-nee) Scott, CEO and founder of Align4Profit in Dallas, Texas, has driven stunning leadership and cultural transformations for an impressive list of organizations. She has mastered the ability to connect with her audiences in the boardroom, classroom, on stage, or in one-on-one coaching sessions. Helanie’s Align4Profit clients rave at the way her engaging programs freshen outdated mindsets and deliver results-oriented, aligned action.