How do You Define Focus?
During Part 1 of this series, we mentioned that without CLARITY, there is confusion about goals, direction and how to accomplish what leaders want. Performance cannot be achieved without clarity. During Part 2 of this series, we discussed the need for VISION and that a leader's vision needs to encompass more than just the destination but the overall experience of having attained and arrived at the chief aim in question. In this post, we explore a bit further, the third key to individual and team performance, FOCUS. Read More.....
by CYNTHIA SPRADLIN, The Core Focus Coach, MS, CPC, Eli-MP, CCVP
Last week we mentioned the 3 keys leaders must have include clarity, vision and focus. We talked about the importance of clarity and how clarity creates calm in the midst of chaos and how clarity supports leaders (and their teams) in generating the needed energy to accomplish the performance they want. Until is leader is crystal clear on what they want to accomplish, why it is important and the most desired path forward, everyone can feel like they are just spinning wheels, doing tasks that aren’t connected and aligned and missing the mark time and again. Clarity is the first key to leadership and to improving team performance.
Vision: The second item we mentioned last week is vision. Vision is not just knowing where one (or a team or a family) are going, Vision is not simply knowing the place or destination on the map. True clarity of vision is about sensing fully both the arrival and experience of being already at that destination. How does it look? How does if feel? What smells and sounds surround you? What is going on within you when you reach this goal and what is your holistic experience of it once you arrive?
I would submit that much of the disappointment we experience in life has to do with a disconnect between what we hoped or expected (either consciously or subconsciously) and what we find once we arrive (depending on the core focus profile we bring to the situation (more on that later). So if you find yourself feeling disconnected from your work and having low energy toward various aspects or your career or your life - ask yourself, where is the disconnect occurring for me? More important - ask yourself - what is it that I want specifically? For my business? For my life? How specific have you really been about your aim? How clear has your vision (either for yourself or for you team) really been?
Busy can feel productive when in fact that’s all it is. Sometimes as leaders we can get so busy spinning plates and spinning wheels that we fail to see the forest through the trees. We become bogged down in tasks and don’t even realize we have lost sight of the bigger picture: What are we here for? What really matters? Who is really important to us? How is what I am doing connecting with who I am, my role and my purpose? What am I missing out on and how much will that matter to me in my future?
Now, I might add that nice but vague answers like: "I am here to be happy and live life and enjoy it", are not what I am talking about here. If you answered in this way with no further thought to the matter then I invite you to consider...Read More
Accomplishing anything meaningful (in work and in life) requires 3 key components. If you are missing any of these keys, you can feel like you are incessantly spinning your wheels: working and working and working and getting nowhere closer to where you actually want to go. These 3 critical keys to performance are: clarity, vision and focus. They are the very foundation of high achievement and any meaningful success. Read More.....
Today is the first friday of the month. Who doesn't think TGIF right? On fridays our energy goes up as relief that we have made it through another week washes over us and the excitement builds for the weekend ahead. What if we had this same energy when we went to work on monday morning? What if your employees were excited about their work instead of dragging themselves to the coffee machine for the caffeine fix and water cooler chat that only fuels further disengagement? What if there were a solution that could provide you and your business the performance breakthrough and results you imagined when you stepped out as an entrepreneur and started your business? How high is your energy toward your own work these days? How do your thoughts today, on this Friday afternoon, compare to those you had on Monday? How ready are you for a change?
PCC, CPC, MS
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