By: Marcia Zidle, M.S. N.C.C. B.C.C.
How many times have you had "one of those days"?
You know, when it seems as if everything at work changed overnight? There are new initiatives, new procedures to learn, new colleagues to get to know, a new office location to become familiar with and it just goes on and on!
The challenges that arise from change are common. Every time we turn around, it seems like something has changedand we feel pressured to keep up. Do you carry your Smartphone everywhere and take working vacations? Instead of relaxing at night, do you use your laptop to catch up even more?
If this sounds like you, you may feel burned out, overworked and overwhelmed. The good news is that you can create “Personal Stability Zones" to help you manage the change in your work and your life as well. Alvin Toffler, author of Future Shock, presented the concept of Personal Stability Zones that increase our ability to feel safe, secure, and calm. These are the buffers we need to recharge and refuel us during change.
What are These Zones?
How To Make It Work For You!
Start by thinking of some options for each Zone listed above. Use the following questions to narrow down the Zones most useful for you:
Smart Moves Tip:
Our world seems to change faster every day. Managing this change as a leader can make you feel stressed and overwhelmed. This is why having familiar, safe personal stability zones can be so important for your well-being and the wellbeing of your organization.
Marcia Zidle, M.S. N.C.C. B.C.C. is a board certified coach who provides executive coaching to business and community leaders and management teams to leverage their skills, strengths and style for high performance. Go to http://www.LeadersAtAllLevels.com to sign up for the smart moves blog and free success e-books. Listen to her weekly internet radio program "The Business Edge" for Voice America Wednesdays at 2pm EST at http://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2186/the-business-edge.You can contact Marcia at 972-380-9281 or [email protected].