Many entrepreneurs and managers are frustrated because their staff members don’t get the job done with a high degree of excellence and attention to detail. And they worry that little things like typos, and big things like not getting back to clients quickly enough, will cost them their reputation and clients or promotions. Does this sound familiar?
Are you tired of work feeling like a four-letter word? Everybody says that you’ll enjoy your work and be more successful if you maximize your strengths, but how do you do that? You have a job that seems to offer no opportunity at best, and feels dead-end at worst.
Are the holidays adding to your stress? All the extra commitments—friends, family, and colleagues all seem to want more from you. I guess that’s good, but how do you actually enjoy all of this “fun” without losing your mind?
Do you go to events—internal or external—and struggle to get the conversation off to a great start? Are you tired of answering the ubiquitous “how are you doing?” with an even more ubiquitous (read: boring) “busy,” “not much,” or “same old stuff”? Don’t squander the opportunity to make an impression!
Have you noticed how some people—some leaders—are uber confident? Nothing seems to faze them and they always seem calm. They handle stressful situations with equanimity and never seem out of control. The question is: how do you step up your confidence to be like them?
Everybody says you have to build a professional brand and reputation to succeed. But how do you distinguish yourself and be remembered when everyone else has the same goals? And you’re busy and not only want to network “the right way” and create an attention-getting resume, but you also want to get results for your efforts. You want to attract the right opportunities for you!
Have you noticed how some people—some leaders—are always high performers? They never break a sweat and nothing seems to faze them. They handle stressful situations with equanimity and never seem out-of-control. They are more resilient and less reactive. The question is: how do you amp up your performance?
Are you tired of struggling to engage meeting participants? No one talks. Participants (using that term loosely, because of course there isn’t any participation!) look around whenever you ask for input. You are frustrated and tired of being the only one with ideas or even talking.
Are you tired of going it alone at work? You love most of your job, but there are certain tasks that you’d rather avoid. Add the fact that you’ve noticed that several colleagues seem very, very different than you. Intrigued by the implications for you and your quality of work? Good. Read on!
Maybe you are fed up with your colleague—he’s so rude! Or maybe you’re tired of dealing with Mr. or Ms. Sensitive. Either way, my bet is that you’re frustrated and wondering not just what’s wrong with your colleague, but what to do about it.