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Coaching Corner: the five batteries to keep charged to be at your best

IbyIMD+ Published 8 November 2021 in Management • 6 min read

How understanding what energizes you can help you build up daily habits to sustain yourself when faced with changing contexts and rising uncertainty.


“How can I consistently be at my best and give my best when the definition of our ‘new normal’ seems to be constantly changing?”  

As an executive coach, this is a question I keep hearing from my clients. We are used to demanding a lot of ourselves. That’s normal when the way you got to where you are took ambition, discipline, and dedication, and it’s critical when your role involves being responsible for others. Yet, the pandemic we’re living through has challenged so many of the practices that got us to where we are, and from Zoom fatigue to being “always on” and more, we’ve all felt drained more often than we’d like to admit. 

 In its 2021 Work Trend Index, almost 40% of respondents described themselves as outright exhausted. According to Britain’s Office for National Statistics, one in five adults experienced some kind of depression in early 2021, up from around 10% pre-pandemic. And on the other side of the Atlantic, surveys show that the percentage of Americans reporting an anxiety or depressive disorder has risen to 41.5% from 36.4% between August 2020 and February 2021. Over the course of…

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