We often think about resilience as the ability to bounce back from tough situations and challenges. More broadly and accurately, resilience IS the ability to bounce back and recover faster because we can stay fully charged internally longer, so we handle stress and challenges more easily.
Communication is challenging. We can argue, “No it isn’t, I communicate clearly, it is others who do not understand.”
That is exactly why communication is challenging. We tend to think the world thinks like us and when they don’t, we feel frustrated and often BLAME others for their lack of understanding.
Sometimes we don’t realize what “the work” of a situation or task is. We often like to see the results and want it without doing “THE WORK”. We like to see what feels easy, the green grass, without seeing the pain point or challenge (ie water, seeding, weeding, etc.) to get the green grass. As humans we can feel entitled at times, as if we have already done our time, paid the price, done the work for a result we feel we deserve.
Seth Godin is an inspiring truth teller. In 2016 he posted this blog outlining agreements and mindsets for how a team operates when doing important work.
The list is all strongly insightful and wise rules to live by. My personal favorites are:
As a leader there are a few questions we need to ask our team on a regular basis (quarterly is reasonable).
The six questions include:
I feel very blessed and honored to coach my clients! It is a gift to hold space for their learning, self-reflections and self-challenging.
It has been a joy and honor to coach and connect with many leaders over the last twenty years. When reflecting on clients who seemed to get the most traction, enjoyed the most success, and obtained the best results from coaching, there are a few common themes. (Note: If you
Often leaders know coaching is a great tool to support their growth and development. In the middle of the leadership grind, the urgent tasks and press of business, leaders struggle to know WHAT to coach on that will really be supportive. Here are a few questions that help to assess your goals in a coaching engagement as well as help to get a focus for a coaching call.
I developed a model to help capture the numerous components happening and available in my coaching process. This is what I call the Synergy Strategies Coaching Model. It does not mean these happen in each coaching call, rather these are all on the table to be accessed and part of a coaching relationship.
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