Tomorrow I'll be diving into the book Hidden Potential by Adam Grant with a small group of leaders.
As part of the work, we'll be taking his idea of "sources of trust" and turning it into an exercise, where we actually look at the people in our lives who are giving us advice and feedback, and where they fit within the circles.
I invite you to do these same.
Keep in mind that:
For example, my mother cares about me 100% and knows me well, and although she worked in the corporate sector for her entire career, she was never an entrepreneur, and she's been out of the game for a while. High Care, high familiarity, but low credibility.
My podcast co-host Vincent Musolino, on the other hand hits all three boxes - He cares, he knows me well, and he's credible in that he's also an entrepreneur, working with/for organizations. High care, high familiarity, high credibility.
That business coach that I follow on the internet. Low care. Low familiarity. High credibility.
The ideal is to look toward the people who care, have credibility, and know you well. These are the people whom Grant says we should "mine for gold."
Do you have someone in your life that fits all 3?
Originally posted on LinkedIn with comments.
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