Rating Yourself Is Important to Growth

Personal improvement is important.  It shows others a person is will to take a hard look at themselves and hold themselves accountable for their actions.

When others see a person doing this it can cause them to take action to improve.  This is what happened with me.

I saw my colleague rating herself on skills she wanted to improve every day.  I asked her how she was going about the work.  It led to a good discussion and me taking action.

Here is a simple way to do it.

Personal_Rating

Understand what skills you want to improve and then create a  daily chart.  At the end of each day take a couple of minutes to rate yourself based on a predetermined rating system.

Even if you don’t do anything to improve the skill that day, it will be top of mind everyday as you rate yourself.  Pretty soon you will be noticing you haven’t done anything on a skill.  Then you will start thinking about it during the day.  You become more conscious of when to apply the skill you are working on.

Before you know it, the skill will become second nature.

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Posted on May 25, 2016, in Improvement, My Continuous Improvement, Uncategorized and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Great reminder Matt! All of us Lean practitioners are most helpful when we come from a place of personal reflection and assessment. Sonmuch of what we do may require “lead by example” behaviors before anyone really “gets” what Lean and CI is all about being successfully demonstrated on a daily basis.

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