Adam Bryant in his Corner Office Column in the New York Times interviewed Ivar Kroghrud, the lead strategist at QuestBack, specialists in feedback management.
Kroghrud stated that he created a one page user manual about himself so others know how to work with him. Here is a snippet of the interview:
Q. Can you give some examples of what it says?
A. I am patient, even-tempered and easygoing. I appreciate straight, direct communication. Say what you are thinking, and say it without wrapping your message. I am goal-oriented but have a high tolerance for diversity and openness to different viewpoints. So, again, say what you are thinking and don’t be afraid to challenge the status quo. I welcome ideas at any time, but I appreciate that you have real ownership of your idea and that you have thought it through in terms of total business impact.
I encourage you to use this as a springboard to create your one page user manual about yourself to give to the people you work with. We can all benefit by you letting us know who you are and how we can best work with you.
To read the online version of the interview, click here.
David Zinger is a global employee engagement expert who in 2013 has already done engagement work in Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Berlin, Prague and New York. Contact him today for education, speeches, consulting or coaching on engagement.