Are we showing our ‘best side’ or our ‘I know best’ side?

October 1, 2020

How we come across to others is not always easy to assess. We might think we are friendly, funny and helpful yet, for those we interact with, we may seem annoying and noisy, or even nosey. Likewise, being confident and assertive can, at times, be construed as arrogant and rude.

So, are we showing our ‘best side’ or our ‘I know best’ side?

Clarity regarding our perceived presence plays an important part in evaluating our overall performance at work and away from the proverbial coalface. Operating from a position of collaboration and inclusion does not, of course, guarantee we are showing our ‘best side’. However, in many instances, it reduces the number of times we slip into our ‘I know best’ mode.

To explore the question ‘Are we showing our ‘best side’ or our ‘I know best’ side?’ as part of a discovery session coaching conversation, get in contact.

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About Brian

Brian Groves DipM FCIM Chartered Marketer, Coach, Trainer and Author, supplies professional and personal development to a portfolio of corporate clients and individuals, mainly motivated young and mid-life professionals who wish to live their potential, in education, work or life in general.

As an Adjunct Professor at the Università Cattolica, Milan, Italy, Brian teaches the International graduate course Personal marketing: performance skills at work.

In past semesters, he additionally taught the International graduate course Leadership coaching: bringing potential to the stage of work and the Interfaculty postgraduate course Training through drama and coaching for work.

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