Most people have been back to work for a week, or longer. Chances are your todo list is growing, daily. Some of the items on there are just a case of finding time, but others are painfully complex; requiring solutions you haven’t quite worked out.
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I spend a LOT of time in cafes. Meetings, client check-ins, coaching, etc. One third of my blood is coffee by volume… That much time at cafes means I hear an array of conversations, ranging from planning to fire people through to the great projects people are working on.
Now, whether you have team dysfunction, team performance challenges or are just looking for that performance edge we’ve worked with a number of teams over the last few months to decreased disengagement, increase engagement, reduce bullying / attrition and improved financials. What’s not to love?
Culture is this massive umbrella that covers the actions, behaviours, values, rituals, routines and just about everything people do in your organisation (oy vey). With that comes books, speakers, consultants (howdy), leadership courses and countless other tools for making change happen.
Read the title again: what we ACCEPT vs what we AFFECT. You’re here reading this, which means you’re a leader who cares about what you do and how you can grow your business, team and outcomes.
Life is full of patterns but recognising them before they punch your lights out can save you a world of painful learning. Losing your mojo as a leader means a decline in motivation, purpose, self value and willingness to endure all.
When’s the last time you got upset with someone on your team? Was it for not doing what you needed them to do? For not giving you what you wanted? If I had a nickle for every time someone I’m coaching complained about this, I’d have at least a dollar (hey, that’s a lot of nickles!)
If you want to grow your business, one of the key drivers is your ability to increase value-adding activities that you and your team spend time on while systematising and automating those that have no inherent value.
Busy busy busy. If you’re not busy, you’re probably going to get whacked in the face by some business crisis. But for most leaders busyness is a way of life.
We’ve worked with hundreds of leaders to help accelerate growth. That means we’ve seen how goals come to life and well…how they die. There are some pretty common elements, but one of the central ones is the ability to bring your team goals to life.
Think about someone you know in a high growth company. I’ll wait a second… If you’ve ever spoken about the ‘secrets’ to their success, what kind of answer did you get? Sometimes it’s the market, other times it’s the product, but more often it’s not something you can put your finger on.
Leading a team to a long term goal is tough. You spend day after day chipping away at what you think could one day be the promised land. People have to continue to buy the vision and believe in where you’re going. But what happens when you start to wobble?