What do you really and truly care about? What do you really want for your team members, for your direct reports, for your manager, and for yourself?
With all the challenges we face day after day, month after month, it can be hard sometimes to be optimistic about the future and the changes that are coming.
When you're learning something new, when do you decide that you've learned enough and you can start applying? This question is harder to answer than it seems. It's also tougher when we work on new ways of working, and applying different mindsets, behaviors, and communications.
Every time I’ve started something new, I’ve been nervous. Be it something big and serious like a job, or something smaller like a new hobby or project, I am usually a bit uncomfortable. Like a lot of people, I tend to focus on the technical skills and abilities that I don’t have. What I am working on doing instead is thinking about the five things that don’t require any talent that I can choose to bring to the table.
The War for Talent is on. This is a time to honestly assess yourself and your businesses. You can turn this situation into your greatest competitive advantage.
When you start to pay attention to indicators in your language you will: equip yourself with critical information, get yourself out of Autopilot and into your Performance Zone, while creating stronger results and relationships across the board.
Our thoughts and habits in thinking formed over years and years (like riding a bicycle) are really difficult to change, especially when we don’t know about them. Just like riding a backward steering bike, knowing where I have a habit doesn’t mean I can undo it without being intentional and consistent.
It's a problematic perspective too many leaders have when assessing their performance. Sure, identifying where you're off-target is certainly part of the formula when aiming to improve your performance, except it's insufficient.