I spotted the headline “Fashion success through reinvention” – an article about how the House of Dior has kept their brand fresh over decades. A good article in itself, but the headline grabbed my attention for the concept simply of success through reinvention. I wondered, can this apply to personal development also?
And if not exactly a reinvention, how else, on a similar vein, might success be achieved?
Might I suggest . . .
- Ensuring you’re really bought in to getting regular, quality feedback on YOU
- Acting on that feedback – whether it’s doing more of the same because people like it, or making a change in your behaviour because they don’t
- Taking opportunities for getting feedback – appraisals, 1:1 meetings with your manager, team discussions, 360 feedback, psychometrics, diagnostics – embrace them, learn to love them!
- Learning something new – continuing professional development is called that for a reason
- Stepping out of your comfort zone – trying something out that you’ve been longing to do. What’s stopping you?!
- Forcing a challenge – if you’re stuck in a rut, do something about it
- Find a mentor
- Work with a coach
- Make a change
- Move on
If the idea of reinvention doesn’t suit, at the very least, do people need to see a new you?