Friday, May 10, 2013
It Takes A Community of Resources ... 2005
Book Review . Business . Inspiration . Self-Improvement . Business Coach . Mentor . Writer . Editor . Host
I reviewed this book in 2005 while being the Business Coach Editor/Host/Writer for a website and I broke my review down to I believe three reviews from this book.
I am sharing from Chapter 9 of "Her Corner Office" by Trudy Bourgeois.
The more diverse the resources, the richer the information and experience you'll gather.
Listing of resources for your consideration:
The local library
A buddy to brainstorm with
You might be considering setting up a personal board of directors. A personal board of directors is a group of people that you have selected to be your advisors. This team of people should be carefully selected, based upon their character, values, principles and experience.
Anther option is to form ra Mastermind Group. Mastermind Groups are composed of people who want to learn from each other. These groups can be as six people, or as large as twenty people.
Develop a list of potential books to review, topics to cover, and issues that might be of interest.
You will need a good mentor. A mentor can play a key role in your ongoing learning and development.
You can get most out of your relationship with your mentor by: learning to listen, setting an agenda, don't think that a coach or mentor has all the answers and expect good things to come out of the relationship.
In the last five years many corporations have chosen to support their staff by using an outside coach.
Potential results of using a coach: Increased knowledge, strategic-planning skill development, self-marketing and creating powerful connections.
Coaching sessions are kept confidential.
I do believe that Ms. Bourgeois publicists contacted me to review this book in 2005.
Trudy Bourgeois, a former corporate sales and marketing executive, is founder and president of The Bourgeois. With over 20 years experience, Trudy understands what is needed to inspire employees, create workable strategies and improve employee performance.