I find myself being entirely too fractured during the day and I need to limit my distractions and make sure I am most effective for my team. The first thing I am going to try is not checking email all day, all the time. I learned that everyone needs to turn off their phones from beeping with each new alert. To be honest, its irritating and distracts from getting real work done. By turning off alerts, it reminds us that we control the machines, they do not control us.
Harmony is defined by Princeton as: congruity of parts with one another and with the whole. Harmony in music allows for there to be multiple people singing different notes at the same time as part of a greater sound. It is important to understand how much goes into finding harmony because the same structure can be used to build a world class company.
Leaders should remember that the road to division has more than one driver and that fairness and equality are critical to building lifelong relationships with employees. Employers should be quick to recognize that a small bit of generosity during a disruptive time in a person’s life will go a VERY long way.
Once employees understand what the overall goals are and how they are being provided an opportunity to contribute to those achievements, engagement can begin. Without a clear and focused vision, company goals will be difficult to define and Outlooks may not be effective.
Why do your employees hate you and their job? Most likely you are not setting goals and giving your team an opportunity to achieve in areas where they excel.
People were not getting their point across. This was (and still is) very true of politicians. Without the ability to clearly reach their audience, politicians and writers were failing in their primary goal- to articulate their ideas and produce action or emotion.
The call was loud and swift. I had been pooped on. My project was ripped apart at the last minute. I managed to fight off most of the changes, but the damage was done. I felt like a child and thought my work was lacking in some way. My project was changed and did not have the impact I had intended it too.
I recommend that all managers and leaders work to gain the buy-in from their staff on the direction and ideas of the team. When direction is a group effort and the team works together to achieve goals, then Hard Power is not necessary.
Leadership must have personal accountability at its core or there is no authenticity. Leaders who do not accept the credit for their actions, both good and bad, are not able to gain trust from their teams or bosses. I have found that many times when I stood up, accepted responsibility and took accountability for my actions, I walked away having gained the respect of my superiors.
As a leader, when you are prepared to direct your team, make sure you take the time to inspire them and not talk-down to them. Leaders inspire. Look at the word ‘inspire’. The humanityquest.com breaks down the etymology of the word like this: In + Spirare – to breath, conveying the idea of motion or direction.
Obligatory Picture of Me
Taking Life Apart- What Does That Mean?I have decided to talk more about what I want and not just what I do at work. I have had a fascination since I was a child with understanding how things work. I would and still do- dismantle things to see how they work. I believe I have begun to do this with my life experience in my writing. So- here is my attempt at explaining the world I have been tearing apart in order to live my life.