THIS ISSUE: From the NFL to Broadway - 3 lessons for your career journey | Great tricks for reading body language | Is there an ideal coach personality?
From the NFL to Broadway: 3 lessons from an improbable career journey
Have you heard of Eddie George? The Heisman Trophy winner and 9-year NFL veteran ended up—of all things—performing a prominent role in the Broadway musical Chicago.
As a coach, I stress the importance of filling your days with the things that make you happy. That approach allows you to steer your career path in a direction that's fulfilling—even if unexpected! In this article, I liken George’s journey of improbable career change to taking an amazing road trip and share with you 3 important lessons to keep in mind in your own career journey.
Did you know that your body language does most of your talking for you? Research shows that it does so 55% of the time.
In this this article by Dr. Travis Bradberry, coauthor of Emotional Intelligence 2.0, he highlights a number of body cues you can notice to help you get an edge in your career—from crinkles in the eyes to crossed arms and legs to mirrored body language. How in tune are you with these cues and what they can mean?
The short answer is "no." There's no single ideal coach personality. However, people looking to hire a coach can be on the lookout for a couple of things related to personality that can increase the probability of a successful coaching engagement: emotional intelligence and compatibility of values.
In this article from the International Coach Federation, Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic offers a guide to these nuanced yet worthwhile considerations in finding the right coach match for you.