I’ve been involved in some workshops this week for executive coaching and one of the things that came up was – what reflective skills are important in coaching and leadership?
Self forgiveness was one of the things that came to me. We may have this great plan in leadership to change our behaviour, start a new way forward and get it right this time. And then there is humanity – mine and yours.
We are all indeed human, and therefore are highly likely to be fallible.
So when you do that very thing that you said you wouldn’t do or in a moment of reaction you forget – can you forgive yourself? I find to stay in any kind of self-condemnation may bring with it a huge sense of impossibility.
With self-forgiveness there’s room to let go, move on and get back to leading with a sense of possibility and determination…