- Strive for continuous improvement, professionally and personally.
- Display an Interest in learning and trying new things.
- Set and pursue career goals and objectives.
- Own your career and give it direction, but be flexible enough to change direction if needed.
- Be willing to learn and apply new information, processes, techniques, and work habits.
- Accept feedback concerning work performance, habits, and attitude.
- Allow ample time for changes to take effect.
- Be accountable for your actions and outcomes.
- Use active listening techniques and follow instructions.
- Don’t assume you have all the answers; consider other perspectives and ideas.
- Step outside your comfort zone and stretch yourself professionally.
- Maintain professionalism and respect others, even in challenging situations.
Friday, August 26, 2011
There is no question that companies want employees who are coachable. As the pace of business quickens, companies expand globally, new technologies surface, and employers expect their employees to adapt quickly, learn new things, and take on more responsibilities. Thus, being coachable becomes even more important to your career success. The question is: Are you coachable? Following is a list of actions you can take to develop character traits that will make you more coachable.