With thoughtful steps and good executive coaching, you can mitigate the negative effects of poor performance.
A Gallup Poll that shows the majority of American workers are not engaged in their jobs illustrates the negative effects of poor performance. But even people who are engaged can struggle now and again.
Do you ever experience inconsistent performance? How about lags in performance? Does your motivation or energy for the job at hand ever flag? If you experience these things you are perfectly normal. But don’t you wonder how some people never seem to suffer from or succumb to such inconsistencies? Wouldn’t it be great to have some way to get back on track when you feel yourself slowing down? A good leadership development program can help you get a better handle on certain areas, so your performance is more consistent.
Here are five areas leadership training can develop:
- Attitude. People who are able to sustain high performance are constantly checking their attitudes. They believe they are responsible for creating their own reality. They challenge how they perceive what is going on around them. They put their experiences in a positive language, and look for positive outcomes and solutions. If you watch and listen, you will notice that their outlook and language promotes “there is an opportunity” rather than “there is a problem.”
- Job Fit. High performers analyze their job fit, and arrange their work so they lead from their strengths. Because they are always working to overcome weaknesses and challenges in their own behavior, they enjoy a more consistent performance.
- Goals. People with consistently high performance have learned to set appropriate goals. In this day and age, everyone seems to be working under consistent stretch goals. That’s okay, as long as goals are achievable, as well as crystal clear. High performers know it is much easier to hit a target that is clear than it is to hit one that is hazy or constantly shifting.
- Values and beliefs. High performers align their work with their values and beliefs. They realize that when these two things are not aligned, they experience inner conflict and poor motivation.
- Relationships. Those who maintain great performance constantly attend to their relationships and support systems to be sure they are intact and functioning well. Performing at a high level takes energy and effort. Having a great support system helps reduce stress and increase performance. Further, high performers think ahead and work to develop relationships that will support them as they move into future positions and work situations.
To learn how executive coaching can help you improve your performance by paying attention to the five areas above, contact TurnKey Coaching Solutions at 281-469-4244.