For the longest time, I’ve coached and mentored people on the use of the “3E’s” (Education, Experience and Exposure) as the key components for self assessing your career situation. I learned them from Deane Hislop originally and then saw the CISCO Career Makeover video (quite funny) where it was also used.
An odd coincidence happened as I was on my way to watch the NCAA Final Four basketball games. I read a career mentoring article (sorry, I cannot find it now to properly credit the source) and their guiding principle was called “BASKET.” While the name might have been what originally caught my attention, I ultimately liked the six elements:
· Behavior – the way you act (includes verbal and nonverbal communication)
· Attitude – your internal guidance system (this can make up for less talent)
· Skills – specific techniques (these are learned through repetition)
· Knowledge – this would be similar to the Education E (formal education and training)
· Experience – actual time in position (the opportunity to succeed and fail)
· Talent – the natural things you are born with (can be a negative if used wrong)
While I like the simplicity of the 3Es, I also love bringing Attitude and Behavior into the discussion. We have all met very talented people who turn us off!
What do you think of this coaching/mentoring model? Do you think LiaV should transition to using it as the primary model?