Do you know what your strengths and weaknesses are? As any executive coach will tell you, it is a good idea to spend most of your time capitalizing on your strengths. There is nothing wrong with focusing on the things you are good at.
CP: I would love it if people would write on my blog “my marriage was saved as a result of this book” or “I was able remarry with confidence and now have a successful marriage as result of this book.” I’m hoping people will read the stories and find themselves and see their stories reflected in the mirror of other people’s stories.
In my catalyst coaching and mentoring executive coaching I seek to have a growth mindset so that I can appreciate a client’s potential for growth. I also want to see the small steps a client does take toward improving and encourage them. With a growth mindset, I am on the alert for them. If I had a fixed mindset, I would tend to overlook them.
What does this have to do with assumptions? Everything, in my book. As we engage people in conversation, we often think we know everything about them – their backgrounds, motivations, likes and dislikes. Unfortunately, we think we do, but usually we don’t.
Hire an executive coach. An executive coach can help you figure out your strengths and focus on them. They help you find balance, set goals, etc. Tell the executive coach that you want to focus on your strengths while improving on your weaknesses. They’ll help you create a workable action plan.
Further analysis revealed that five of these questions are linked to retention: numbers 1, 2, 3, 5, and 7. When employees score high marks on these five questions; the company has a strong retention factor. As a manager, if you want to build high retention, then securing high marks to these five questions is a good place to start.
If you as a manager or executive happen to be on the path leading to this type of burnout do two thing immediately. First, take some vacation time. Then find a mentor or get some executive coaching. Your challenge is to achieve perspective, something which calls for talking with someone else who has perspective.