“You need to be more strategic.”
Many of my executive coaching clients have been told this in a performance review. They’re told that if they want to move up into senior leadership, garner more respect and influence, and manage larger teams, then they have to become more skilled at strategic thinking.
As thoughtful Sensitive Strivers, many also find themselves puzzled by this feedback, wondering how they could be a deep thinker but not necessarily a strategic one.
Because of their sensitivity, Sensitive Strivers process information more intricately. They also tend to be naturally conscientious, highly self-aware, reflective, and intuitive.
On the flip side, their brains are often racing, which can lead to worry, indecision, and doubt. It’s not uncommon for them to over-analyze day-to-day experiences and be so mired in details that they fail to see the bigger picture. …
If you’re like me, you have a growing to-do list filled with big ideas to accomplish.
Winning the day begins before you even sit down at your desk.
Thoughtful planning and prioritization is the best way to play defense against the many tasks vying for your focus. …
Failure is an F word you need to embrace.
Failures aren’t as scary and life-ending as we make them out to be. In fact, there’s gold that can be mined from our slip-ups and setbacks.
That’s easier said than done, so here are a few tips to help you rebound the next time you’re feeling like a failure or down about a mistake or stumble.
Don’t push away your emotions; embrace them.