Gerrie Dresser, PCC
The Executive / Personal Brand Coach for High
Achieving Leaders and Innovative Companies
to . . .
Maximize their distinctive value and
deliver strategic impact through an engaged
A Personal Note from Gerrie
Have you ever had one of those days when
everything you planned to accomplish got pushed to the bottom of the list
and replaced with a steady stream of crises?
In today’s business world this scenario is often the norm, but there are a
few key strategies to filter information and get organized so you maintain
your attention despite distractions. You show up with more powerful
executive presence and gain respect as an influential leader.
Although these strategies require a ‘behavior stretch’, your character
traits are the integral factor. I’ve worked with a number of executives
who know how their behavior gets off balance or ‘off Tilt’. Through astute
self-awareness, they can easily pinpoint when they are over-using or
under-using specific character traits and get back on track, quickly.
I know how important it is to your overall sense of well being to reduce
stress and keep on track, especially during challenging and dynamic times.
So I’ve dedicated this edition to help you reduce distractions, get
organized for increased productivity, and embrace the growth that often
accompanies change. I invite you to read our featured article, “5
Strategies To Focus & Execute Your Top Priorities” to keep yourself in
To your unique success,
Executive l Personal Brand Coach
Who helps high achieving leaders
Accelerate GROWTH through
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“5 Stratgies to Focus & Execute Your Top Priorities!”
Our country just cycled through a
Many companies are restructuring, merging, and getting acquired with
leaders feeling confused about how to keep their people and
Other companies are leading the market in product development, and have
an accelerated path to launch readiness, resulting in the need for
decisive action on the right thing.
Many dedicated people, going through these changes love their work and
feel a strong sense of loyalty to the company, their boss, and their
customers. They have a strong work ethic, and want to excel in their
current role, but they are also torn with the continuous change.
And you, as the leader, need to continually move you, your people, and
your organization forward. This requires the capacity to influence and
inspire your people.
It’s simple to state, but not as
simple to practice . . . ‘Embrace the growth that goes with change
and practice wisdom in solving the daily challenges and high stakes
Let’s look at 5 ways you can instill a feeling of trust and engagement
in yourself, your people and your organization.
5 Strategies to Focus & Execute Your Top Priorities:
- During an emotional
confrontation, take time to step back, examine the facts, and assess
the truth in the situation. [Commendable Trait, Objective*]
Example: When one of your ‘star leaders’ shifts from his
naturally collaborative style to resisting new ideas and puts up
roadblocks during a critical path in the project, there may be many
factors in play. Schedule a conversation to explore the facts behind
his resistance … they may surprise you!
- Each day, you’re faced with
people who need your input NOW and problems that need to be solved
NOW … each one takes you off track. Invest 30 minutes at the end of
each day to organize your ‘to do’ list for the next day, identify
your top 3 highest priorities, and practice saying ‘NO’ graciously
so you are attentive despite distractions. [Commendable Trait,
Example: Assuming it’s not your boss, of course . . . someone
else’s definition of what you need to get done NOW doesn’t align
with your priorities. Rather than getting frustrated with the
person, thank them for bringing it to your attention, ask them if
you could get back to them [in a reasonable amount of time], so you
can give them your undivided attention.
- Two executives are demanding your
time in the next 3 hours, but your boss has also asked for a high
priority item. Identify a way to filter the information so that you
and your boss meet the top priorities. [Commendable Trait,
Example: Rather than trying to filter the information on your
own, ASK your boss for input on priority setting, as she will
ultimately be held accountable. There may be an alternative path
that neither of you would have identified on your own.
- Appearing organized often leads
to increased productivity in completing your work [Commendable
Example: You’re working on multiple projects all with
different timelines and levels of urgency and you’re feeling
bewildered about how to set priorities. Rather than expressing your
feeling of bewilderment that adds to your stress, set time aside to
organize each project. According to research, you save 9 hours for
every 1 hour of planning.
- Trust and confidence in each
other are built through reliability in actions over time.
[Commendable Trait, Consistent*]
Example: Whether you are stressed about the pending changes
at the company or in your department, delivering on your promised
outcomes will help you to establish a sense of internal reliability
and integrity. It also nurtures trust-based relationships that
increase your ‘brand value’ to your team, your boss, and the
Your Coaching Challenge:
- In the next month, what is ONE
strategy you will implement to focus on your top priorities and
execute your work more effectively?
Keep in touch … what strategies have
helped you to step up as a more influential leader?
*5 of 48 Commendable Traits in the Tilt 365 Positive Influence Predictor
- If you’d like more information
about Tilt 365, contact me to schedule an informational
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and with greater focus and clarity. Some of the benefits include . . .
- Positions you as a more influential leader
- Earn the respect and trust of other leaders across
all functional areas
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relevant and unique about you
- Create loyal ‘brand advocates’ who endorse you
- Helps you forge collaborative partnerships across the
- You are sought out to lead high visibility, highly
leveraged and credible projects
Gerrie Dresser is an ICF
credentialed Professional Certified Coach (PCC) and practical, innovative
executive l personal brand coach and thought leader.
If you’re ready to step into a bigger game for your work / life, contact
Gerrie for a complimentary Unique Impact Strategic Consultation at
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