In their journey to establish themselves in the workplace, many professionals face challenges created by an inability to understand the workplace culture. The world in which we are raised and the one of work are different and this creates a challenge. The journey of adaptation can be a disruptor and requires professionals to be intentional about developing a strategy to help them navigate this new environment.
The multiplicity of factors that can be disabling and discouraging can be conquered if people make time to acknowledge and are intentional about addressing them while understanding who you are .
Why do professional have so many internal and external conflicts with which to deal? The self-doubt, fear, lack of confidence, inability to speak up and the like? In some cases, this only applies to people in the workplace – these disabling thoughts disappear when they get home.
In The Professional Chameleon , Kedibone Mooi considers how people change colour or wear masks to belong and be accepted in the workplace. Those in leadership positions need to read this book and have those conversations that can make a difference. The professional chameleon tires of showing up to please others. Professionals are people before they are leaders. It is imperative to understand the people they lead so they can connect, lead for success and create effective and driven teams.
Happiness is not forbidden in the workplace. Let’s connect!
Kedibone Mooi is an executive and business coach passionate about strategic people development and, as an educator, is known for her unique approach to personal mastery. She has coached and facilitated leadership programmes in Africa and Europe and her global coaching clients have experienced her passion for self-leadership and authenticity.
Mooi is an accredited Enneagram practitioner, an MBA graduate and a student of life. Always happy to learn and unlearn, she has extensive working experience in the corporate sector. She is a public speaker who does extensive work for women’s leadership and graduate programmes.
While writing The Professional Chameleon , she spent time with young professionals and entrepreneurs to gain a good understanding of their key challenges.