Leadership Coaching Winchendon, MA businesses and non-profits
We are helping leaders in Winchendon, MA improve their managment style, become better at prioritizing, reduce stress and become more overall emotionally intelligent.
Jeff Saari, CEO of Jeff Saari Coaching, founded his company in 2007. His enthusiastic passion and life purpose is to support leadership and cultural excellence in businesses and organizations. He works with leaders to achieve a maximum level of emotional intelligence to share with their organizations. Jeff teaches communication and meeting facilitation skills, practices one-on-one and group coaching, and leads organizational retreats.
We work to improve your personal managment skills on a long term basis!
We specialize in improving the following:
employee performance and commitment,
being on purpose,
getting the right things done,
dealing with fear and frustration.
Please call Jeff saari at 603-762-4866 with any questions about his coaching.
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STIMULUS, TRIGGER, ACTION, RESULT, REPEATABLE
The S.T.A.R.R model works for most adverse situations that occur and is an acronym for Stimulus, Trigger, Action, Result and Repeatable pattern. It works like this: An unforeseen and unwanted situation happens (stimulus) where our needs, desires or expectations aren’t met which can lead to a negative feeling (trigger). This feeling leads us to take an action and get a result. Usually, this action and result can be categorized as a repeatable pattern in your life. If for example, one of your middle managers is negatively sarcastic at times and this frustrates you, then the sarcastic comment is the stimulus and frustration you feel is the trigger. Let’s say you then avoid the person, tune out or roll your eyes and walk away. These would be the particular actions you take to deal with the negative feeling. The result is a poor working relationship and feeling disconnected from the manager as well as no change in the behavior. Over and over again this happens, making it a repeatable pattern. And to put the icing on the cake you probably blame your manager for your stress and complain to others about him, thus perpetuating negative behavior in the workplace, the very same thing you disdain in him.
USING CALMING TACTICS
So what can you do? In the interface between having an adverse feeling from a non-ideal stimulus and taking a non-supportive action can be a pause, what I call a “calming tactic.” This is an action you will take to calm down your trigger first, before rolling your eyes at your manager. Taking a couple of deep breaths, taking a pause or break, taking a walk to the water cooler, etc., are ways to keep you more calm and collected. Think about something that would fit for you to calm yourself down and employ it immediately. By doing this, there will be a little wiggle room for you to think rationally about the situation and take an action that will support your desired result and keep your values intact.
For more infromation check out Emotional Managment Technology, by Jeff Saari.
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about Winchendon, MA
Winchendon, MA is a small town in north-central Massachusetts, originally the country of the Pennacook Indians, and then the Nipnet/Nipmuck tribe.
The House of Representatives made the grant of New Ipswich Canada, now Winchendon, on June 10, 1735, in answer to a petition from Lt. Abraham Tilton of Ipswich. The petition was on behalf of veterans or surviving heirs participating in the 1690 expeditions against Canada. Winchendon was officially incorporated in 1764, named after Nether Winchendon, Buckinghamshire, England, which itself was the site of land owned by Governor Francis Bernard, who signed the town's incorporation into law. (The English village would be where the Governor would die, fifteen years later.) The Millers River provided water power for mills, and at one time Winchendon produced so many wooden shingles that it was nicknamed Shingletown.
Converse made a great variety of toys, including Noah's Arks, doll furniture, kiddie riding racers, hobby horses, floor whirligigs, drums, wagon blocks, building blocks, pianos, trunks, ten pins, farm houses, and musical roller chimes. Such a large number of toys were made in Winchendon that it became known as Toy Town.
The original Giant Rocking Horse was built in 1912 by Morton Converse. The 12-foot (3.7 m) grey hobby horse was named Clyde, and made from nine pine trees. It was a copy of the company’s #12 rocking horse. In 1914, Clyde entered the local parade to celebrate the town’s 150th anniversary.
In addition to the manufacturing of wood products, Winchendon is known for its textile business during the Industrial Revolution. Located at the headwaters of the Millers River, Joseph ‘Deacon’ White of West Boylston, Massachusetts, with his son Nelson, purchased a textile mill in Spring Village in 1843. By 1857, the Nelson Mills had revamped a previous facility. In 1870, Joseph N. White, son of Nelson, traveled to Canada to recruit additional workers from Quebec.
Geography and transportation
The town lies on relatively flat high ground, with the western slope of Town Line Hill (1,320 ft) being the highest point in town, near the southeast corner of town. Two protected areas, the Birch Hill Wildlife Management Area and the Otter River State Forest, both have part of their lands within the town, as well as the small Winchendon State Forest. Winchendon is the middle town of the three Worcester County towns bordering New Hampshire's Cheshire County. It is bounded by Fitzwilliam and Rindge to the north, Ashburnham to the east, Gardner to the southeast, Templeton to the southwest, and Royalston to the west. From its town center, Winchendon is 16 miles (26 km) northwest of Fitchburg, 20 miles (32 km) southeast of Keene, New Hampshire, 35 miles (56 km) north-northwest of Worcester and 60 miles (97 km) northwest of Boston.