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Overwhelmed or Struggling to Get Control of Your Time?

Stop feeling overwhelmed and struggling to get back in control of your time in your leadership roleoverwhelmed CEO boss

CEOs, executives, and business owners in organizations of all sizes share with us that one of their biggest issues as a leader is that they feel overwhelmed. The stress of juggling unrealistic demands on their time, resolving constant conflicts, and managing competing priorities all make it extraordinarily difficult to feel in control.

To make matters worse, 100% of the business owners we work with are experiencing “Power Stress” a unique form of stress experienced by people who have responsibility for the well-being of others.

If you also have this concern, you are not alone. Many leaders feel the same way, and there is a solution.

Get Control, Focus & Peace of Mind

The Center for Sustainable Strategies specializes in working with CEOs, Senior Executives and Business Owners like you to bring back control, focus, and peace of mind to your work. As a result, you are more productive, you make better decisions, and you notice that your performance, your team’s performance, and your organization’s profitability improves –  with less effort and hassle.

Click here to take a quick assessment and see how you score when it comes to Overcoming Overwhelm & Managing Your Time, Energy & Attention.  Get access and download your confidential assessment now: Executive Time Management Quiz.

My name is Christina Haxton, and I am the CEO & Founder of The Center for Sustainable Strategies, a Business & Leader Development consultancy. We have a proven methodology that assesses at exactly how you spend your time now, and then sets specific goals for the most valuable uses of your time as a leader of your organization. From there, we work with you to design your day and week to redesign your time, set boundaries, and put key habits and behaviors in place so that you get back in control of your time as appropriate for your role as the CEO of your company and a leader in your organization.

REAL Results

At a minimum, our work together results in greater productivity, performance, and organizational results. In many cases, this has resulted in executives getting their lives back – from saving their marriages to making more time for their children, making significant improvements in their health and vitality, sleeping better, and feeling recharged and fulfilled about their work again.

What would it mean to you and your family if you had time freedom, greater peace of mind and loved the heck out of what you are doing again?

Please take a moment to read more about our work on this website, and be sure to download a short assessment by clicking here. At the same time, if you would like to discuss your situation, please call me on my personal cell phone at (970) 387-8935 or email me at christina@sustainable-leaders.com.

 

Can you go from Corporate Refugee to Satisfied Successful Business Owner?

Corporate Refugee? 5 Strategies to go from head honcho to successful (& satisfied) entrepreneur

The grass isn’t always greener on the entrepreneurial side of the fence. Here’s what you need to know before you make the leap to have a successful and satisfying second career as you own boss:  Click here to read how you can leave what you hated about your corporate handcuffs behind and more importantly, how to keep what you loved the most in your new venture! Read the entire post on LeadChangeBlog.com here: http://leadchangegroup.com/5-strategies-to-go-from-cxoceo-coocfo-to-successful-entrepreneur/ If you’ve made the transition from CEO to Entrepreneur or Business Owner successfully, what is your best piece of advice?  What would you add or emphasize? [sharebox4 sharetext=”Share This Page”] [/sharebox4]

Are you a “corporate refugee?”

Are you a “Corporate Refugee?”  

If you were a Senior Manager, VP or Executive at any level, what 3 things do you miss the LEAST and the MOST from holding the corporate title or your life in the corporate world?

What is better or different?  What do you miss the most?

I’m writing an article  on “life after the corporate world” and would appreciate your input.  Feel free to post your comments below or send me a private email – Your input is 100% strictly confidential (or not, your choice!).

3 Questions Every Retiring Executive Must Ask Themselves to Prevent Depression

How can retiring CEOs enjoy retirement and prevent depression?

Because you can’t play enough golf, or tennis to stave off the feelings of  “dis-satisfaction” and “dis-appointment” of your unmet expectations of what life will be like when you retire, unless you ask yourself these 3 critical questions …

Here’s the radio interview on Boomerbeat:  “3 Questions Retiring Executives Must Ask Themselves Now to Be Satisfied in Retirement”

Click here to listen now:  http://bit.ly/MRBopD

I look forward to your comments below!

21 Ways for Managers & Leaders to Eliminate Workplace Stress

21 Ways to Eliminate (Leadership) Stress: Myths & Solutions for Managers & Leaders

 Here’s #1 …

Watch your language!

To eliminate “lizard brain” (the emotional hijack caused by stress) avoid asking questions like “Why did you ..??” “WHY can’t you …?” “WHY don’t you …?” “WHY?” not only results in the listener feeling defensive, but also rarely matters when we are looking for solutions to a problem.

A better question effective leaders ask begins with “what” or “how” and helps people think. One example is asked with genuine curiosity (remember to manage your frustration first) … “What did you hope would happen by doing XYZ?”

Then, if you want people to trust you, shut up and listen.

To get the other 20 Ways to Eliminate Leadership Stress for You AND Your Team, click the link below to register for a free webinar:


Stress causes more than just physical symptoms. Did you know stress in the workplace erodes trust, productivity and creativity of you and your team?

Discover 21 Ways to Eliminate Stress to be able to do your best work, feel happier and more satisfied at the end of the day (and help your team do so, too!)

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Dangerous territory: Do you confuse what you do with who you are?

What is the first question you are asked when you meet someone at a business or social function?  “Hi, my name is …. What do you do?”

If you are the VP, CEO or have another prestigious title, the answer comes automatically and easily often with a tone of pride in your voice.

Let’s dissect the conversation for a moment and notice you aren’t really answering the question in the way it’s being asked. In our culture, we often answer the “What do you do?” question with an “I am …” answer.

Never mind that in doing so, we aren’t really answering the question; more importantly, is what you do really who you are?  Read the rest of the article here in my post for Smartblog for Leadership …

 

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3 Questions retiring CEO’s must ask themselves (radio interview)

Today’s radio interview on #boomerbeat BlogTalk Radio on the biggest pitfall of executives … failing to plan for your transition into retirement:

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The cat’s out of the bag: Even successful CEO’s need hugs

Scott Mabry posted this article from McKinsey Quarterly on his blog and all I can say is it’s about time the cat’s out of the bag …

Leading through times of exponential change is not for the faint of heart … and requires more character, stamina … and hugs than we ever imagined (or even Donald Trump would admit).

Sustainable leaders will be able to lead through the 21st century … and beyond.  Because these leaders will come back to center and know what REALLY matters.  And lead from who they are.  But first, a reality check …

Read what Josef Ackermann, formerly of Deutsche Bank; Carlos Ghosn of Nissan and Renault; Moya Greene of Royal Mail Group; Ellen Kullman of DuPont; President Shimon Peres of Israel; and Daniel Vasella of Novartis have to say about what it’ll take to be a highly successful CEO who won’t burn up or burn out:  Click here to read more in the McKinsey Quarterly journal …

To Your Sustainable Leadership,

Christina Haxton

Leadership Speaker, Author & Executive Consultant

Powerful Connections … Sustainable Leadership … Extraordinary Peace of Mind.

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