How to Work Smarter Not Harder

Recently, a client came to me and told me that someone from his leadership team was working excessive hours only to find herself exhausted and unable to delegate the busy work she relied on to make herself look valuable. What happened? He asked her to contribute to the bigger discussion and take some of the busy work off her plate —- and she quit. 

If you’re facing overwhelm or believe that you’re contributing in a meaningful way, but haven’t received recognition for that work, you may be focusing in the wrong area. Here are three ways you can move out of working harder and longer, so that you can focus on working smarter.  

✅ Are you thinking strategically about how you contribute to the organization and develop your skills?

✅ Do you know what your priorities are and how they align with the skills you’re trying to develop to get ahead?

✅ What kind of plan have you created for your career development, and how does that plan allow you to build on your strengths for the kind of wins that will get you noticed? 

Make sure to catch the video to learn more.  

If you’ve found that you’ve been working towards a promotion or some kind of recognition, only to find that others are getting promoted around you, you might want to ask yourself what value looks like to you and how you can redefine your efforts to find alignment with what the business wants in a leader.  



Christina Holloway is an executive coach and business coach. She helps executives and entrepreneurs grow their companies faster, create results-driven teams, and increase profitability. She has been featured in ForbesThe Huffington PostAddicted2Success and Fast Company. If you’re interested in working with Christina, take a look at her strategy sessions and contact her to get started.

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