Improve Your Results

It’s more important than ever to stay on-course in your business or career, particularly when things don’t seem to be happening as fast you would like. While modifications may be required, making changes without clarity is not a wise course of action. Remember the fable of the tortoise and the hare? While the hare was faster, he wasn’t able to sustain his activities. The tortoise kept going. Steady and straight. He won!

3 keys to improve your results:

Know Thyself. You can build faster and stronger results using your strengths (remember, every weakness has a strength and every strength has a weakness). Although, many people like to think they know themselves — it’s hard to see yourself from others’ perspectives. To get a true picture of yourself, use your coach, a highly qualified assessment tool and a qualified 360-feedback assessment. These tools will provide clarity on how you interact with others and your effectiveness in managing projects. (Note: Highly qualified assessments require quantifiably higher validity, accuracy and reliability than most products in the market.)

Set Compelling Goals. Many business professionals make pie-in-the-sky goals or set goals too small – neither of these will get you the results you want. Not only are your results unlikely to happen, they create unnecessary stress for you and your employees. Also, it can create needless financial expenditures and loss of energy.

Make goals realistic, do-able and quantifiable. Work with your business advisor to ensure you’re on the right track, moving forward strategically and tactically, while measuring the right key indicators.

Create Focused Action. This is the key to success. Too often we set goals and forget to set up structures to fulfill these goals. Beware, busy work does not equal focused action! Work with your executive coach to ensure you’re working smarter and taking the necessary focused steps each day. Putting everything off will not help you attract new clients or the results you desire.

©Jeannette L. Seibly, 2010-2015

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Has Your Project Gone Off Track?

Project managers can become fearful when a project is past due and over budget. At that point, they have usually lost control of the team and feel disempowered and blameful. To make things more difficult, they refuse to get qualified advice on how to get back on course to achieve their goals.  Instead, they spend more time coming up with excuses the boss will agree with than making the right changes to the action plan.

Successful project managers have a stronger commitment to the project and team than to their egos. They stretch their minds by listening and asking good business questions, not questions designed to force others to agree with them. They believe 99 percent of the world’s information is in others’ heads, and their successful results show it!

(c)Jeannette L. Seibly, 2013

The Right Inner Talk Expedites Results

Do you want to successfully achieve intended results? Are you willing to do what you don’t want to do and don’t like to do, and stop complaining about it? If yes, understand that results require practice and developing a discipline by following focused action steps. Hire a business advisor, coach, or other professional to help you along the way.

A coach has you do what you don’t want to do so you can achieve what you’ve always wanted.

What is the key ingredient often overlooked?  The right inner talk expedites results. Your self-talk guides you toward achieving your goals. It’s your inner core and determination that keep you moving forward day after day, week after week. Pay attention to the words you use to communicate your concerns or fears. They are usually the insight needed to blast through any inevitable wall. But don’t fall into the trap of falsely believing recitation of the right words is the sole answer. You need to believe in them while you are doing the work!

©Jeannette L. Seibly, 2013

Improve Your Results

With the economy providing a roller-coaster ride, it’s more important than ever to stay the course in your business or career. While modifications may be required, making changes without clarity is not a wise course of action. Remember the fable of the tortoise and the hare? While the hare was faster, he wasn’t able to sustain his activities. The tortoise kept going. Steady and straight. He won!

The key to improve your results? Take action now!

Know Thyself. You can build faster and stronger results using your strengths. Every weakness has strengths, every strength has weaknesses. Many people like to think they know themselves. However, it’s hard to see yourself from others’ perspectives. Along with your coach, use a highly qualified assessment tool, which will provide clarity of how you interact with others. Highly qualified means that the assessment tool meets Department of Labor guidelines for hiring and selection. These tools require quantifiably higher validity and reliability (think, accuracy) than most others on the market can provide.

Set Compelling Goals. With all the current uncertainty, many business professionals are tempted to either make pie-in-the-sky goals, or set goals so small, they do not make any measurable difference. Not only are these changes unlikely to happen, the go-nowhere process creates unnecessary stress for you and your employees, financial expenditures and loss of energy. Make goals realistic, do-able and quantifiable. Work with your business mentor to ensure you’re on the right track.

Create Focused Action. This is the key to success. Too often we set goals and forget to set up structures for fulfilling these goals. Busy work does not equal focused action! Work with your coach to ensure you’re working smarter. Take small steady steps each day. It’s better than putting everything off until it’s either urgent or your prospects have moved on.

(c)Jeannette Seibly, 2011