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Anders Ericsson, PhD, professor of psychology at Florida State University, distills his three decades of research that has revolutionized how we think about human achievement. He shows that no matter the field, the most effective approaches to improving performance follow a single set of principles he calls “Deliberate Practice”. In one instance, Ericsson examines 23 elite chess champions and finds that not only was a higher IQ no advantage, but it seemed to put them at a slight disadvantage. The reason: players with lower IQs more often engaged in the cycle of practicing, failing, getting feedback and practicing again.

HIGHLIGHT(S): Ericsson’s blueprint for success makes a powerful case for frequent feedback and coaching. (The Deliberate Practice framework informed the creation of the WJM Development Tracker™, WJM’s smartphone app for supporting and measuring Executive Coaching success.)

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Face your fears and challenge your weaknesses by hiring an executive coach who can amplify your strengths. A coach offers a clear perspective to help you gain valuable insight as you overcome current hurdles and prepare yourself for the future of your business.

Link: https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/365118

Making commitments and establishing good habits make a strong leader. Make a commitment to yourself and to your team to learn, grow, and be your best self by hiring an executive coach. A coach will help you form good habits for continuous improvement.

Link: https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/365862

Hire an executive coach to help you prioritize and find the way you work best. They can be objective about everything on your plate and help you determine what’s most important. Sometimes another perspective is all it takes to tap into maximum productivity.

Link: https://www.forbes.com/sites/theyec/2021/03/09/eight-critical-prioritization-tips-when-everything-seems-important/?sh=1606272c29c4

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An executive coach will help you become more aware and in-tune with yourself through incorporating tools such as mindfulness. As a result, you will come off more approachable to everyone around you and be an even stronger force in your work.

Link: https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/365955

Link: https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/365955

A recent survey states that 80% of millennials think of themselves as leaders, but struggle to execute leadership. Executive coaches can help clients improve to fulfill these leadership commandments by implementing new decision making strategies, offering learning opportunities, encouraging listening, and more.

Link: https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/366457

When leaders incorporate a mindset of curiosity, they ask their teams the right questions to help them find new solutions. Additionally, encouraging curiosity within teams can inspire innovation and help everyone achieve their goals.

Link: https://www.td.org/atd-blog/build-meaning-and-connection-develop-a-mindset-of-curiosity

Trust is critical in the workplace for teams to work flexibly with optimum productivity. Foster a culture of trust by emphasizing transparency, respect, and unity. Show that you care.

Link: https://www.td.org/insights/5-steps-for-building-trust-in-the-workplace

Effective leaders make their teams a priority. Are you creating an environment that your team thrives in? Evaluate your leadership skills by examining your relationship with feedback, team decision-making, safety, communication, and compassion.

Link: https://www.inc.com/marcel-schwantes/leadership-questions-warren-buffett-brian-paradis.html

When the time comes to transition back to the office for in-person or hybrid work, be prepared to support your teams and set them up for success. You can help by mentally preparing everyone beforehand, warmly welcoming them back, reevaluating needs, acknowledging difficulties, and providing empathetic support.

Link: https://blog.shrm.org/blog/tips-to-help-employees-transition-back-to-the-physical-workplace

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