‘The odds of hitting a target go up dramatically when you aim at it’
Sounds obvious, but do we apply it to our lives? Creating a personal vision is one way of ensuring we aim at our target each day. And helping others do so is one of the most effective entry points to inspire them to change.
This is just one of the wonderful learnings from the book Helping People Change by Richard Boyatzis, Melvin Smith & Ellen B. Van Oosten, PhD, BCC
A must-read for anyone who wants to help others create profound change. Whether you are a leader, coach, doctor, teacher or parent, this book will help you work with people in a way that truly inspires them.
When we want to help others, it is tempting to advise them on what they ‘should’ do. Doesn’t usually work
In contrast, the compassion-based model taught here works by building on a person’s dreams and personal vision, and creating a relationship that helps them discover their most authentic self. This creates the ground for change that goes deep and lasts long.
For me, this book resonated tremendously. I have seen the energy my coaching clients derive in pursuit of their goals when they connect with their deepest core and their future aspirations.
If you reflect on times when you truly grew or helped others do so, what worked?