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EP292 High Performers Never Underestimate the Value of THIS…

Eleanor Beaton
Eleanor Beaton
EP292 High Performers Never Underestimate the Value of THIS…


What separates the high-performing leaders from the average performers? What actions do celebrity stars like Beyonce and NFL superstar Tom Brady take to ensure they perform at the highest levels? If there was one thing you could do to ensure your success as a fierce feminine leader – what would it be?


On today’s episode, I share why practicing your leadership skills is critical for becoming a high-performing leader. I explain why learning a new skill or starting a new business or project can put you at a higher risk of throwing in the towel and giving up. I also explain the difference between complex skills and component skills, the importance of identifying your key component skills, and share strategies to help you practice – and master – your component skills.


“When you think about high-performers – they spend a ton of time practicing their skills.” – Eleanor Beaton



Today on the Fierce Feminine Leadership Podcast:

  • What separates high-performers from average performers.
  • Why it’s critical to practice new skills.
  • The difference between complex skills and component skills.
  • The importance of identifying and practicing your key component skills.
  • How breaking complex skills into simpler skills helps you improve.
  • The importance of setting small, actionable weekly goals.
  • The importance of overestimating the time it will take to practice a new skill.
  • The importance of working with a coach, mentor, or advisor.
  • How being attached to results and ROI impacts your performance.
  • The importance of staying in-tune with the “beginner’s mindset” as you practice new skills.



5 Steps to Improve Your Component Skills:

  1. Identify your high-performance inputs.
  2. Break complex skills into simpler component skills.
  3. Set quick-hit process goals.
  4. Overestimate the time required.
  5. Practice with a devoted coach.



Fierce Leadership Quotes:

  • “You’ve got to sharpen the saw. Practice, practice, practice.” – Eleanor Beaton
  • “In our world of frenzied action, it is so easy to underestimate the time that we need to prepare and plan.” – Eleanor Beaton
  • “When you’re moving into a new level of leadership; when you’re moving into a new level of growth; when you’re looking to master a new skill set – that attachment to results and ROI actually impedes your ability to grow – and your performance.” – Eleanor Beaton



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