You’re invariably dealing with constant change as we navigate Covid-19 (Coronavirus), economic uncertainty and people’s fears. I’ve seen my fair share of changes, having been on the front-lines during the GFC and leading a business through redundancies, economic uncertainty and all the emotions that come with it.
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Unfortunately, you’re probably sabotaging yourself in some pretty crappy ways. There’s a classic line that says ‘we are our own worst enemies’. I think life’s a bit more complicated than that BUT you definitely could be causing havoc for yourself unnecessarily. Here are some quickfire questions to help you to identify self sabotaging behaviour.
Reviewing views of the website, checking employee engagement scores and looking at billable work are all things a modern leader does. But are those the right metrics to look at? And how do you know if they drive sustainable business growth? We humans spent thousands of years chasing immediate rewards because, frankly, it was life or death.
Ever heard this one? “We just need everyone to do more with less”. Um, ok. What the h3ll does that mean for your team, your company, your hustle? If we could do ‘more’ why weren’t we already and how on earth are we going to do more now with less than before?
It’s way too easy leaders to let the current state of business consume you. In uncertain times, you alone get to choose to lead or be led. I want you to be like the buffalo in the image above. Here’s how Mindset, Outlook and Action will help dictate where you, your team and your business come out of this.
Growth is a funny thing. You’re busy so lose track of it. Caught up in the day to day and struggling to make traction. Wherever you’re at, if you’re ready to reset and refocus your strategy, plan and team then I’ve got six powerful questions to help you do just that.
To-do lists are a dangerous trap. One peek at your to-do list and I can tell you how focused you are or aren’t. I also can tell you why your personal results are the way they are. It’s not because I have some super list-reading power. It’s because I recognise the signs.
Before you start bolting the hatches to your organisation (business) and going into survival mode faster than a Doomsday Prepper at the first sign of chaos, let’s look at the facts.
In both strategic planning and coaching goal setting, people are great at listing goals, defining the behaviours that get in the way and even considering alternative option.
I deeply enjoy culture change. It’s one of the greatest growth enablers a business can invest in along with targeted marketing, operational discipline and groundswell innovation. One of the first things I hear when we jump into scoping a culture change program goes a bit like this ..
The flywheel of growth takes a mountain of effort. You’re pushing forward and pulling the world along behind you. Then, something pretty kick@ss happens: the flywheel starts spinning. Growth develops a rhythm and you’re building a completely measurable momentum.
Oh, $hit It’s Monday morning at 10:23. You’re working through the normal Monday rush when you receive an email from Stan. “Hey Sarah (that’s you), can we chat. Just need five minutes”. (sigh) Argh, ok. Add it to the pile.