A close colleague sent me 3 questions. And what questions they were! He sought a mini “360” (evaluation of his strengths for his future use to develop) and I was only too happy to respond.

How brave to ask! How insightful could I be? I rose to the challenge! He asked:

 

It is difficult for me to assess myself objectively and hence I am reaching out to those that know me well for some insights.  COVID has changed the world as well as my world and I am re-evaluating how I can add value.
 
In order to optimize my current work and develop new offers, I would welcome insight into the qualities that are unique to me in order to identify a niche and maximize the impact.
 
I would welcome your answer to the following questions honestly!

If you had a personal/business problem, what answers would you come to me for?

What qualities in me stand out for you?

Any other thoughts?

So with great thought and admiration, I answered him, at length and in earnest. And then I appended:

Now, how’s that to add to your LinkedIn profile as well?!?!

You get the point.

So think about this: with each individual in your entourage of trusted, respected, closest experts, whom you can ask for, receive from, and ping off of, just about anything and everything you need, since they appreciate you, can you ask them these or any other deep, probing questions?

Be brave. Be expressive. Be appreciative of honest feedback. Be your real self on LinkedIn.


Marc W. Halpert

LinkedIn coach and evangelist, having a great time pursuing my passion of connecting professionals so they can collaborate better!

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