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Using the “Spheres of Control” model to reel yourself in to the areas in which you can more directly affect or influence.
February, 2017

Woo!  There’s A LOT going on across the world stage right now.

These are not your garden-variety gnat-type changes that annoy you for a little while, or are easily remedied by clearing out the fruit bowl.  No, the pace and magnitude of change is more like one of those tenacious, squawking seagulls at the beach that make you cover your picnic basket and grab a stick to protect the children.

Even the most resilient, focused leaders are experiencing angst as they sort through the various geo-political changes in-play.  It’s common to become distracted by the call of the sirens as news peppers us throughout the day -- in our cars, in an elevator, on our phones, or at the gym with TV monitors everywhere.  As a recovering control freak, I admit to some pretty significant chatter going on in my head whilst practicing yoga these days.

Yet, business leaders confront change all the time.  Changes in leadership and organizational structure, acquisitions, competitor activities, customer requirements and security breaches all put intense pressure on the people who must deliver against shifting job responsibilities and extremely tight timeframes.  “Nature of the beast,” is a common refrain as we rationalize the pace and intensity of our day jobs….until which time, we hit a state of overwhelm and commitments begin to fall off the plate.

And, so, I am reminded of a concept used in international relations and popularized by Steven Covey.  The “Spheres of Control” model provides leaders a way to sort through priorities when they find themselves with too many “bleeps” on the radar screen. 

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In Stop Saying You’re Fine, Mel Robbins challenges us to get out of our own way by moving beyond how we feel (anxious, fearful, bored, etc.) to seizing tiny course corrections to, ultimately make big changes.  She makes a compelling case for and provides valuable tips on how not to hit the “snooze” button and why five seconds is the maximum time you should wait before acting on a great idea.  This book is a fun and refreshing read, chockfull of pragmatic tips.
Jacqueline partners for success with her clients, blending years of strategic and practical business experience in global companies with enthusiasm for helping leaders, organizations and teams realize their potential. She has worked with company leaders and individual contributors to help them achieve more, gain recognition and prosper fearlessly.

Jacqueline has been a natural and compassionate champion, mentor and coach to women throughout her career. She participated on the board of Girls Inc. of Lynn for six years, and is a member of The Boston Club, one of the largest communities of women executives and professional leaders in the Northeast.

Jacqueline has an MBA and is a Certified Professional Coach (CPC), having completed her training in the premier accredited International Coaching Federation (ICF) certification program through the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching.  She is also certified as an Energy Leadership Index-Master Practitioner (ELI-MP).

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