It’s time for a review! Let’s reflect on 2018Q4 and consider additions to the Brag Book! A Brag Book is best known in the medical sales community and is defined as a “portfolio of documents such as letters of reference, ranking reports, and training certificates that document professional achievements.”*
I challenge you to consider adding at least three elements mentioned above or use the list of words borrowed from “4 Examples of Performance Reviews That Inspire Greatness” to write a sentence about you and your experience this fourth quarter: excels ____, decisive ____, responsive ____, dedicated ____, knowledgeable ____, honest ____, thorough ____.
You may also consider your leadership development and spiritual growth. Use the following recap of the Leader’s Field Guide to remind you of the lessons from this quarter:
- Deliberate Practice: We talked about setting specific goals, obtaining immediate feedback, and focusing on technique and results.
- After the Work Honeymoon Phase: We discussed the phases of a job, business, or client relationship including honeymoon, reality, learning, mastering, doubt, demotivation, and burnout.
- Brushing Off Bad Habits: We had a great conversation about how to minimize stress, conserve mental energy, focus on one habit, reframe discomfort, and avoid negative self-talk.
- Ordered Desk, Ordered Mind? We brainstormed about how to get organized by thinking vertically, methodically, practically, virtually, and maniacally.
- Spiders in the Window Well: Ok, it still gives me the creeps, but we learn what spiders teach us about appreciating others, staying grounded, maintaining perspective, leveraging superpowers, retooling constantly, and finishing well.
- Startup Secrets: We talked about the unexpected way large companies come from simple breakthroughs like pivoting quickly, solving YOUR problem, and thinking like a competitor.
- When All Else Fails, Read the Manual: We highlighted two camps of people, those who read instructions and those who justify NOT reading instructions by claiming it makes them curious, prideful, (maybe) hasty, brilliant, and adventuresome.
- Farming for Success: We looked at what farming teaches us about business by acknowledging big results start small, recognizing failure (quickly), never putting off harvest, and maintaining our equipment.
- Me and My Drum: We reflected on the song about the Little Drummer Boy and the importance of owning your age, moving to the front, and giving all you have.
- End of the Line: We discussed the challenges of what leaders fail to see, need to research, and intentionally avoid.
Now, you have a great start on a Brag Book! What would you like to enter into your Brag Book at the end of next quarter?
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|ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Michelle Sugerman, an Executive Business Consultant with Leading Synergies, helps high-performing executives refine strategy, inspire teams, and delight clients (specializing in information technology, project management, consulting, and franchise management). She also leads Synergy Groups, weekly 55-minute virtual business mastermind calls for REALLY BUSY Christians in leadership. Michelle lives in Colorado where she hikes fourteeners and enjoys gourmet meals with her loving husband of 21 years.|