Introducing the 5 Gear Model
Do you struggle with work-life balance?
Do you find it challenging to maintain relationships while also driving for results?
Do you take time to recharge your battery?
Find yourself at home when at work and at work when at home?
“Work on your weakest gear to improve your ability to influence others.” -Kubicek/Cockram
Be Present and Productive
If you are constantly juggling priorities and trying to keep it all together, you may not just need time management. You may need a new model. One that increase confidence and allows you to lead from a position of strength.
Jeremie Kubicek and Steve Cockram are cofounders of GiANT Worldwide. Both are leadership experts, authors, speakers, and experienced in culture change. They have just written a book. 5 Gears: How to Be Present and Productive When There is Never Enough Time which is a terrific read, full of nuggets that will stay with you long after you finish.
Jeremie is a personal friend and someone I admire. He recently answered some questions about the new model they have developed.
“Secure, confident leaders are those that people want to follow.” -Kubicek/Cockram
Use 5 Gears to Increase Your Productivity
Jeremie, your newest book, 5 Gears: How to Be Present and Productive When There is Never Enough Time, coauthored with Steve Cockram is a thought-provoking new model of work-life balance. How did you develop it?
The book is a metaphor that we created to explain what we were seeing in each other as we were forming our company several years ago. Steve is British, and we had just moved to London, where I was learning how to smoothly drive a left-handed stick shift vehicle. As I lunged and ground the gears in our vehicle I used the analogy of why we are so often in the wrong gear at the wrong time socially and why we tend to disconnect and run people over figuratively.