What does it mean for you, to go that extra mile?
The work I do, it is very important to me, I love to go the extra mile and I am always thinking about how I can advance others. Let me give you an example of how I went the extra mile this week.
I was asked a couple of weeks ago to do a half hour talk on Executive Coaching to a large Banking Organisation. This was a marvellous opportunity for me to talk about something I am very passionate about. I had to focus the talk from the ‘Coachee’ perspective. So rather than me just turning up on the day and sharing a few of my own thoughts on this, I decided to “go the extra mile”.
What did I do?
I coach a lot of Directors and Seniors Leaders in Organisations so I decided to ask them what they thought i.e. “How do you get the best out of your coaching sessions?”. From the 25 people I asked, I got 20 fabulous detailed responses. I then collated and analysed all the feedback from these clients and produced “practical application” hand out notes for the people I was going to talk to, including 50 Top Tips!! I also approached another Coachee that I worked with in the Banking Organisation last year and asked her if I could share her coaching success story and I was delighted that she was happy for me to do this. I then created a presentation entitled “The Coachee’s Story” based on her coaching experience and positive results.
I wasn’t expected to do any of the above, I wasn’t specifically asked to do that, but I wanted to give new participants on the coaching programme the best information I could offer them. Before I prepared any of the above, I said to myself “How can I advance these people in this short talk?”.
I did the presentation yesterday and I feel it went down very well. I was happy that I did some special research for the talk and I feel I gave people a great start going forward. This for me was “the extra mile” stuff.
I share this with you today, because I feel if you can make a good effort at going the extra mile for people it will not only satisfy and fulfill you from within but it will also really benefit and advance others. It also makes you a really good role model for others, they see you going the extra mile and they want to do that too.
What does going “the extra mile” mean to you?
Wishing you a wonderful day on “the extra mile”.
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