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Take ownership and be proactive

Join this program and start building the skill of taking ownership and being proactive. Learn the basics, have insightful conversations, and use evidence-based daily habits to reinforce the fundamental sub-skills necessary for mastery.
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  • Includes 1 webinar, and extra resources
  • Includes daily practice: 3 habits + 3 conversations
  • Total time investment = 3,5 hours, 3-6 weeks
Soft skills are everything

Why you should follow this program

Do you know what taking ownership is? Or how important it is in your career? We're so glad you're thinking about it!

Taking ownership means that instead of waiting for someone to tell you what to do and when to do it, you get a task done on your own initiative. It means taking the initiative to learn more about your job and how it fits into the larger picture at work.

It's an important part of your career because if you don't take ownership, no one will notice how hard you're working (or not). If you don't take ownership, people won't know how much growth potential there is in your position. And if you don't take ownership, people won't see their best self reflected back at them when they look at you.

But why would anyone hold themselves back from taking ownership? Well… there are a few reasons but the main one is fear. Fear of failure or fear of change can really hold us back from doing things that are good for us or that might bring us closer to our goals and dreams as an individual and as a professional—but they don’t have to! As daunting as taking ownership and proactivity may sound on top of everything else you're already doing, it's a mindset and skill that can easily be built.

Empower Yourself with Ownership

Take control of your professional journey by honing the skill of ownership. Clearly define responsibilities, initiate discussions on mastering responsibility levels, and discover opportunities for personal and collective growth. It's time to play your cards strategically in the poker game of professional success.

Mastering Proactivity for Seamless Collaboration

Learn how to be truly proactive without stepping on others' toes. Align with your colleagues or team members to understand the nuances of proactivity, ensuring a harmonious workflow. Navigate the Proactivity Paradox with finesse, embracing the collaborative approach outlined in the Parker and Bindl methodology.

Enhance Communication through Feedforward

Elevate your communication game by incorporating feedforward into your interactions. Practice giving constructive insights related to real-life situations, fostering an environment of continuous improvement. Harness the wisdom of renowned coach Marshall Goldsmith to enhance both personal and collective development.

Transform Intentions into Impactful Actions

Embrace the power of transformation by translating intentions into actionable insights. This program empowers you to convert aspirations into concrete results, providing a roadmap for sustained professional growth. Take the leap towards impactful actions and witness the lasting change you've always desired.

Master the skill of taking ownership and being proactive

Build the skill, by mastering the sub-skills first.
After the kick-start webinar, you will practice building tiny habits (so small you will have no reason not to do it) in the workflow or in your personal life. You will build this skill habit-by-habit, conversation-by-conversation, focusing on 3 sub-skills.

Sub-skill 1

Week 1 - 2 

Take more ownership

Clarify who's responsible for what, and to what level. Start the conversation about where you or others can take responsibility more masterfully.
#Proactivity #Ownership #PokerGame 

Sub-skill 2

Week 3  - 4  

Talk about how to be proactive

Align with your colleague or team on what "being proactive" actually means, and how to do so without getting in each other's way.
#Ownership #Proactivity #TheProactivityParadox #ParkerandBindl

Sub-skill 3

Week 5 - 6 

Give feedforward

Practice giving each other feedforward about a real-life situation that is relevant to all parties involved.
#Ownership #Proactivity #Feedforward #MarshallGoldsmith

Meet your trainer

At the kickstart of your 3-6 week skills development program, you will follow a webinar delivered by Sarah Cherif, founder and CEO of SkillsGym. Here are a few things you might like to know about her:

Sarah's background

Sarah began her career at the University of Ghent with degrees in child education and philosophy, quickly realizing her passion for teaching. Faced with the challenge of helping seasoned leaders develop soft skills without any prior corporate experience, she turned this disadvantage into a strength by creating evidence-based, sure-proof plans to build strong soft skills through habit formation and impactful conversations.

Personal life

Sarah's roots are Belgian and Tunesian, and she partially grew up in Washington DC. She currently lives in Belgium with her partner Nils (who is co-founder of SkillsGym Health), and has a dog named Lizzy.

20+ years of impact

Together with her SkillsGym team, Sarah has helped numerous world-class organizations like Samsung, Deloitte, Ikea... and thousands of managers and their teams improve their soft skills. SkillsGym now offers programs to accelerate the mastery of 50 essential leadership, team and well-being skills.

Fun fact

Sarah tests all the habits and conversations in the SkillsGym offer herself; that's more than 200+ habits and 200+ conversations. Most of them have become second nature. Yet, as you'll learn in the webinars, she isn't shy to talk about the failures and frustrations along the way.

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