How to handle the times when work, well…to put it bluntly, just sucks.
by Chris Sier -Peter Drucker said “There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all.” When you accomplish a lot of tasks, you may feel productive and efficient; but are you truly effective? Today’s business culture stresses “Do more, faster, with less!” With deadlines looming, it is easier to just try to do it all, Read more
by Chris Sier -This year has really flown by! Because we can get mired down in all the details of emails, deadlines, and projects, going into the New Year is a great time to think about what you have accomplished in 2018 and what you want to focus on in 2019. Perhaps you think there is no time to reflect on what was done; only think about what needs to be Read more
by Chris Sier -Bullying is extremely destructive, so much so, that, in extreme cases, youngsters have committed suicide. They get bullied in the school yard and on social media—on their cell phones, on Twitter, Instagram, etc. It can be overwhelming and devastating. Singled out, they feel alone, small, and hated so they end themselves. We are horrified Read more
by Chris Sier -So many details competing for attention—meetings, emails, projects…and so little time. It is discouraging, overwhelming, and disheartening. No matter how hard we try, we can never, ever get it all done. We just keep getting more. I tried and it almost killed me. I learned that no matter how many hours I put in, I couldn’t do it all, and Read more
by Chris Sier -Stress doesn’t create sickness and it doesn’t kill. How you react to it does. It’s the amount of pressure you put on yourself…what should be done, has to be done, or must be done, rather than what you can realistically do or want to do. If you are feeling exhausted, anxious, and stretched beyond your capacity, your body is giving you a Read more
Chris skillfully coached me to recognize my strengths and leverage them
It is likely that you are considering a course of action to improve your leadership skills. It is also likely that this is something that you have been thinking about for some time; perhaps you read some books and took some company sponsored training or workshops. You are probably doing OK, but wondering if there isn’t something that you could be doing better.
The foregoing fairly describes my own situation when I had the benefit of a series of conversations with Chris Sier. For me that dialog was about going from good to great as a leader. Since each person’s needs and expectations are different, and since you and I have never met, I will not delve into the specifics of my journey. I will however say that I found myself in a very safe and supportive environment that was at the same time challenging. In retrospect, Chris skillfully coached me to recognize my strengths and leverage them. She also helped me confront the thing that was holding me back from being really comfortable as a leader. With her help, we devised a series of strategies and actions that have enabled me far more that I would have anticipated. This has resulted in increased confidence with my leadership, my team, and clients.
You are reading this because you are considering investing in your future as a leader. If you are ready to be challenged (in a very nice way), and willing to take some personal risk I can think of no more productive activity than to engage in a series of coaching sessions with Chris. If after reading this you would like to have a conversation with me, Chris knows how to reach me. If she gives you my number, I would be delighted to have that conversation.Brent Temple
Account Executive, Washington, D.C.