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„Want to get great at something?“

The more experienced and highly qualified, the greater the risk of overconfidence.

Continuous improvement, reflection, questioning yourself, learning from your own mistakes and not taking yourself too seriously is crucial for personal development.

But, it is common sense, that “Expertise means not needed to be coached,” says surgeon Atul Gawande in his catchy and impressive TED Talk. And he asks the question: “How do professionals get better at what they do? How do they get great?”
His answer based on own life experience: “You are never done. Everybody needs a coach.” Gawande explains „having a good coach to provide a more accurate picture of our reality, to instill positive habits of thinking, and to break our actions down and then help us build them back up again. It’s not how good you are now; it’s how good you’re going to be that really matters,“ Gawande says.
A look over the shoulder towards interim management (self-employed freelance managers): In her/his role as an external person, an interim manager can address personal issues that cannot be addressed in a permanent position. It’s always amazing to see that project participants bring their very confidential and personal thoughts, worries and fears to an interim manager.
Whether from higher management, from peers or employees at lower management levels, an interim manager is soften asked for personal advise. This sphere of trust is valuable and opens chances for organizational an personal development.
Who is/was your most important sparrings partner during your career?

INTERIM-SHERPAS. We bring you there

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