Setting goals is overrated. In fact, setting “SMART” goals can set you up for failure. You may run after your goals like the donkey after the carrot in front of the cart. You never reach it – or if you do, you may find it’s not as tasty as you expected.
It is this time of the year to reflect: what have I accomplished this year? What am I most are proud of? What do I want to achieve next year, and how can you overcome my immunity to change to live the life that I want?
What do football and business have in common? When the team does not perform the leader gets fired. When you are a leader, blaming others does not help. What helps is asking yourself what you as the leader have to change.
Executive Coaching case study: how an overwhelmed Western director in Asia learned to overcome negative self-talk, regain self-confidence, and succeed on his expat assignment.
When you need “Work-Life Balance” something is terribly wrong in your life. The term implies that you are not living while you are working. And when you are not living then aren’t you… err… dead?
Problems and challenging situations are inevitable. That is true for your professional as well as for your personal life. The question is how you deal with the challenges effectively.
A typical human reaction to difficult situations is to blame other people. Often we see ourselves as victims of the circumstances. But is that true? In most cases it is not.
In any unpleasant situation you have to ask yourself first: in how far am I part of the problem? What part of the problem am I causing myself? And as inconvenient as it may be, we have to be brutally honest with the answer.
As the saying goes, you cannot prevent the pain, but suffering is optional. Here’s how to lead yourself and others through crisis:
1. You cannot control the events in your life. But you can control how you respond to them. Ask yourself these two empowering questions: What can I learn from this? How can I turn this around?
2. You get what you focus on. So focus on the solution, not the problem.
3. Be a role model and lead your team. In order to lead your team, you have to lead yourself first and not give in to your worries and negative emotions. Create empowering beliefs, self-confidence, and know that you can handle the situation.
Are you busy being busy but still not getting the results you desire? Do you feel something is just not right? Then step of the hamster wheel for a moment and start to do things differently. Or to do different things.
Learn about the seven most common mistakes that individuals as well organizations make when it comes to tasks and people issues. Learn to avoid them to unleash your potential as great leader while maintaining a healthy balance.
Many people in our society are unhappy with their careers or with their relationships. A lot of the dissatisfaction we are experiencing is caused trying to fulfill too many expectations at the same time: expectations from our spouse, our boss, the society. And ultimately the high expectations from ourselves.
Pleasing everyone or being perfect is impossible.
The key to happiness is gaining clarity on what really matters in your life, and then to take consistent action accordingly.
Calrity + Action = Happiness & Success
The beginning of a New Year is the time for making New Year resolutions. We want to make a change to the better, be it career, relationships, health, or other areas of our lives. But for many of us these resolutions are abandoned by mid of February. Here are Seven Life Coaching Tips on How to Stick to Your New Year Resolutions This Time.