Ways to Improve Work Performance

Every leader, executive and senior-level professional can find ways to improve work performance. In fact, to be considered a high-value contributor, they must.

If you continue to apply the insights you gain from the work we do together, you will advance personal and work priorities with greater effectiveness, less stress and more satisfaction. 

Our targeted one-on-one executive coaching is about taking your personal, work and leadership capacity 'to the next level', upping your game and raising your bar for personal leadership. It's also about minimizing those things that can lead to overload and burnout. 

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How Clients Have Used Coaching to Find Ways to Improve Work Performance

In my work coaching leaders and senior professionals, 12 key themes have emerged over the last 25 years. These represent those areas professionals most want to explore and create action plans around.

Here's the summary. 

Personal Self-Leadership

  • Time Management, Managing Stress and Avoiding Job Burnout
  • Career Satisfaction and Transitions
  • Values, Integrity and Personal Contribution
  • Changing Possible Career Limiting Behaviors

Working With People

  • Managing Critical Conversations and Communications
  • Motivating, Leading and Developing Others
  • Succession Planning and Grooming for Advancement
  • Building Key Relationships

Getting the Job Done

  • Increasing Daily Productivity and Effectiveness
  • Planning, Goal Setting and Decision Making
  • Fostering Significant Ideas and Projects
  • Maximizing Opportunities in Change and Transition

A large majority of my clients continue to be Christian leaders and executives. They work on the very same areas, but approach them from a faith-based mindset. So it's not really a "category" in itself. It's more of a way of thinking that applies to all 12 areas of focus. 

In order to prevent burnout AND move forward with greater effectiveness in today’s challenging environment, you must at some point, pay attention to something in each and every one of these areas. 

Below, you can reflect a little more on the 12 "themes" if you wish.

Look here to read what clients work on, in their own words.

What to do next

What to Do Next

  • Review this site, to get an understanding of who I am, how I work and whether or not you would be the type of leader I assist. 
  • If this is acceptable to you, use the form below to let me know you are interested in having a conversation where we can discuss your situation and what you would like to achieve with executive coaching.
  • I cannot always guarantee we can start coaching right away, but if after we have a conversation together we feel we are a match, I'll give you the next available coaching opening.
  • Once you have completed the Coaching Agreement and paid your Coaching Retainer, we'll get started.

Executive Coaching Presents an Opportunity

Year in and year out, by means of executive coaching, owners, professionals and leaders in diverse fields of endeavor achieve more than they ever thought they were capable of. And all that after many of them went through a significant period of fatigue and discouragement. Dealing with the overload, and finding new ways to improve work performance makes all the difference.

Because most people simply let life happen to them, only a small number will ever be intentional about taking charge of their life and doing more and more of the right things to make it successful and sustainable. And only a small percentage of that number will put in place the plan and coaching support they need to follow through and reach their goals.

Will you be one of those individuals?

I welcome the opportunity to discuss your specific needs and how executive coaching might assist you or your organization.  This is your opportunity to learn and implement techniques that are tied into your daily reality. Working with me will help you develop greater effectiveness moving forward, as it has for so many others.

Your organization or company will also reap the benefits of you engaging in executive coaching. Check your organization against this list.

12 Areas of Coaching Focus

12 Ways to Improve Work Performance

1. Increasing Daily Productivity and Effectiveness: 

Streamline your efforts. Make sure the things you need to have happen get done—every time. Do the right things better and accomplish more important things each day that will make the biggest difference to yourself and your organization, now and in the future. We will work together on consistently working the priorities.

2. Planning, Goal Setting and Decision Making:

Short, medium and long-term planning are the backbone of an executive’s moving forward – both for themselves and their organization. We’ll work on having you craft and convey a superior plan for tomorrow, next year and beyond while providing clear leadership in day-to-day operations.

3. Fostering Significant Ideas and Projects:

You’ve got a great staff! You see exciting possibilities. Now make those needed adjustments to get the most from your people and yourself by fostering creativity and shepherding terrific ideas and suggestions through to fruition.

4. Maximizing Opportunities in Change and Transition:

Periods of change provide windows of opportunity to those who are attentive. We’ll work with you to take transition and use it to your advantage, arriving at the best outcomes possible, even in the poorest of circumstances.

5. Managing Critical Conversations and Decision-Making:

Often times, success or failure can hinge on a single conversation, or even a brief moment where you have to “make a decision on the fly.” We’ll help you prepare to have increasingly better conversations and make the best decisions possible when doing so may make a significant difference.

Coaching leaders and professionals always ends up dealing with issues surrounding people, because ultimately it’s the people who will provide performance and productivity. Additionally, some of them (hopefully very few) might also contribute to increased stress in the leader.

6. Motivating, Leading and Developing Others:

You’re leading this organization or some significant part of it. Congratulations! We’ll work together to have you do what it takes to delegate responsibility, be a great motivator and get the most out of your supporting players. Since working with people is an area that often causes the greatest stress, it’s possible you’ll want to spend considerable time here.

7. Succession Planning and Grooming for Advancement:

Whether your plan is to groom or be groomed, we’ll work on helping you get a better understanding of how to enlarge your capacity for successfully carrying out greater responsibility. Discover and cultivate the best talent for moving forward key priorities.

8. Building Key Relationships:

Family, Work, Community: 99% of the time, people and your relationships with them will determine your success. We will coach you as you work to achieve stronger, healthier, more loving relationships at home and enhance and navigate those critical to success and satisfaction at work. Again, this is a critical area most leaders and executives spend time on.

9. Time Management, Managing Stress and Avoiding Job Burnout:

If you want to STOP working the insane hours, carrying the world on your shoulders, and still stay on the upward path of advancing your vision, we work together, helping you determine and manage your priorities and put in place self-leadership habits used by the world’s top business and nonprofit leaders.

10. Career Satisfaction and Transitions:

What good is all your hard work if you aren’t really happy with your personal work and leadership? We’ll work together to help you achieve real satisfaction on the job – or find a new track that gets you there!

11. Values, Integrity and Personal Contribution:

Is what you contribute and how you do it, at work, at home and in the community, in integrity with your values, beliefs and who you are as a person? We’ll show you why those who pay attention to this internal compass are the most likely to get ahead and be the most personally fulfilled.

12. Changing Possible Career Limiting Behaviors:

You might be holding yourself and your workforce back and not even realize it! We will provide an objective, outside sounding board about possible negative behaviors you might be exhibiting, and how to get rid of them intentionally.

Twelve opportunities for professional development. Twelve ways to improve work performance. And all aimed at improving your capacity to work and lead with greater effectiveness. Where will you start? 

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