The topic of productivity is widespread and is used to gauge success in most organizations. It is also a measure used on performance reviews to describe output or efficiency. Webster's dictionary defines it as the rate at which goods are produced or work is completed. We all drive ourselves crazy trying to be productive without understanding why we may not be. There is tonnage on the marketplace and a litany of "how to" books that profess to have the keys to productivity.
Yes, there are lessons to be learned by reading books and making lists that we can follow. Most often, we fall back into old patterns of behavior once the novelty wears off and we can then tell ourselves "my heart wasn't really into that anyway." The reason that this often happens is that we are forcing something to happen, doing it robotically or doing it because we were told rather than experiencing it and enjoying it. We have a choice and can break old habits if we tune into what works for each of us and better understand what drives us.
Every leader should have a coach, to help them tap into what's possible, explore terrain that they may have sidestepped or overstepped, and take actions that can be transformational. The quest for fulfillment in life takes many paths and coaching is one avenue that allows an individual to take the steps that may not have crystallized, or surface the dreams that may have been suppressed.
While change in coaching may be incremental, the process does allow for learning, managing fear s in a safe space and having a confidante who is a trusted advocate. Many statistics support coaching as a developmental tool. I submit that it is also a life changing process that impacts all areas of an individual's life. The business case for coaching is substantial and the white paper below comes from significant research which is compelling, whether or not you are considering a coach.
Throughout her career, Gerri has brought fresh ideas and enlightened people strategies to all of the organizations that she has been privileged to work with.