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  • Toby Sinclair

Curated Insights | Friday 30th April 2021


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Happy Friday,

This weeks insights include:

  • Tackling Workplace Injustice ๐Ÿ’ก

  • The Trillion Dollar Coach ๐Ÿ’ฐ

  • Atomic Coaching: Improve Self-Awareness ๐ŸŽฏ

With Gratitude,

Toby

Tackling Workplace Injustice ๐Ÿ’ก

Just Work by Kim Scott

This week I started reading Just Work by Kim Scott. I was excited to read this as Kim's book Radical Candor is one of my all-time favourites.


The book shares a framework for tackling workplace injustice. It shares 3 types of injustice and the tactics you can use to tackle them.


I haven't quite finished my book summary so in the meantime this article shares a fantastic overview of the book.

You might also be interested in the materials for my Anti-Racism Workshop. The workshop helps participants explore systemic solutions using systems thinking.

If you'd like to learn more about it please do drop me a mail.


The Trillion Dollar Coach ๐Ÿ’ฐ



Successful people don't need coaching. ๐Ÿ† What do you think? Coaching can be mistakenly associated with "fixing" people and that only "underperformers" need coaching. In the book, Trillion Dollar Coach, Eric Schmidt former Google CEO shares the power of coaching. It's a fascinating inside look at how the worlds top leaders use coaching. Eric Schmidt is famous for saying "everyone needs a coach" and how it's been crucial in his ongoing success.


This summary expands on the big ideas.

Atomic Coaching: Improve Self-Awareness ๐ŸŽฏ


Each week I share a challenge to help you improve your coaching skills: active listening, asking questions and self-awareness.



This Weeks Challenge ๐Ÿคน

"There are three things extremely hard: steel, a diamond, and to know one's self." Benjamin Franklin, 1750

Self-Awareness is one of the core skills of coaching. It helps you listen, be more present and be better in tune with the person or group you are coaching.


This HBR Article explores what self-awareness is and how it can help you be a better leader.

In particular, the article defines two types of self-awareness:

  • internal self-awareness, represents how clearly we see our own values, passions, aspirations, fit with our environment, reactions (including thoughts, feelings, behaviours, strengths, and weaknesses), and impact on others.

  • external self-awareness means understanding how other people view us, in terms of those same factors listed above.

Your challenge: ๐Ÿคน

Use the Johari Window Exercise to build external self-awareness.

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