« Choose disconfort over regrets »
For example, I am in the effort zone when I have to take on a position with several steps to climb in a new environment, with a new team to build, with new skills to develop in order to succeed in my mission…
The effort zone can be stressful, exhausting. I try to please everyone, I am in search of credibility which pushes me to work more and more, to want to be perfect. This takes me away from my authenticity and prevents me from accepting to ask for help. The risk of burn out can become a reality…
However, the effort zone is a challenge zone. It is exciting, stimulating, it pushes to constant innovation, to the search for solutions. And it is this that will allow you to leave the comfort zone to be in the development zone and progress.
This is what Sophie, a seasoned leader experienced. Too focused on control, she couldn’t delegate, it was too anxiety-provoking. To help her, I suggested methods and concrete tools that allowed her to detach herself from the daily routine and micro-management. She thus moved from a comfort zone (control) to the effort zone (accepting not to control everything, to let go, to trust), her collaborators gained autonomy and she found time to implement the long-term strategy of her company.
To become aware of these stages, to better understand what is going on within oneself, it is necessary to know yourself well. To be able to question your own behavior, to manage your stress, and then to move forward. Thus, it is sometimes useful to be coached. And to know how to discern the zone in which we are.
Caroline Hercz – Executive Coaching
Intervention en France et à l’international
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