September 19-22, 2021 I Hyatt Regency Chicago | Chicago, IL

Bending the Perfectionist Curve: Resilience as a Better Approach to High Performance

September 21, 2021
10:45 am, 1:30 pm

Bending the Perfectionist Curve: Resilience as a Better Approach to High Performance

Track 5: Professional & Personal Growth

Has anyone called you a perfectionist, or gently hinted at such tendencies? It may be a subtle suggestion that there are more efficient or effective ways to approach tasks. If so, consider whether you’re investing your energies in the best manner. As with many who are invested in high performance, Shelagh wore the “perfectionist” label as a badge of honour. Over time she found a more effective and less taxing way to approach both performance and her career. When it comes to performance and career, resilience is frequently a better focus and less stressful path. Assistants who are seeking both strong performance outcomes and career satisfaction will get strategies and techniques to become more resilient and to help bend the curve when it comes to perfectionist tendencies.

Key learning points:

  • The quest for perfection, and the Ps and Qs associated with perfectionism
  • How nurturing your resilience can drive performance and outcomes
  • The surprising significance of networking to your professional growth and resilience

Speaker: Shelagh Donnelly, Founder, ExceptionalEA.com

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