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Keeping Focused on Your “WHY”
August 24, 2017 at 2:12 pmAugust 24, 2017 at 1:43 pm
This is a great take on trust and strongly agree with you that it is built over time but can be lost instantly.
I took away being proactive and helping to create solutions to issues. As well as adding the mantra “I am ultimately responsible for my team”.
AnaAugust 16, 2017 at 2:12 pm
Felicia this is a great article, thank you for sharing. I strongly believe in a To-Do list and I think it is also important to remember you need to allow times for interruptions as life / work schedule doesn’t work in a perfect schedule. I continue to read this and it is so true, keep multitasking to a minimal. Doing too many things at once will not allow you to give your undivided attention which could cause for more mistakes.
Thank you for sharing!
Amber, I like the tasks list and have added it to my Gmail account.
AnaAugust 16, 2017 at 12:45 pm
I recently watched the Documentary series, The Defiant Ones on HBO. It tells the story and friendship between music legend Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre (Andre Young). Although they were from different worlds, together they transformed contemporary culture in the process. One part that stuck with me is when Jimmy Iovine was being interviewed he compared your vision or goals to a racetrack horse who has on a “blinker hood”. This prevents the horse from looking back or even to the side to not be distracted by his fellow race horses. This was such a great metaphor as we need to make sure we focus our attention straight ahead and not on anything else.August 8, 2017 at 2:08 pmAugust 7, 2017 at 6:59 pmAugust 3, 2017 at 12:52 pmJuly 28, 2017 at 8:00 pm
What a great reminder to have work-life balance! Although we always want to do our best and get it all done. We must make sure to personally and mentally take care of ourselves as it can seep into our professional lives. I think the first tip is a great reminder for Type A personality (raises my own hand). Sometimes you have to take a step back and not look at the complexity but how you can break down projects into achievable tasks. It’s not about perfection but progression. The unplug tip is a great reminders as well as you can not ALWAYS be accessible. My mother is a realtor and encourage her to have “working hours” such as 9:00am-9:00pm. To allow her a time to stop her day and decompress from the day.
One more tip I would like to add from Operation Peacock Operation Peacock is before each day to take about thirty minutes to plan your day. Make sure to leave time for interruptions and “fires” that came up as we all know the day never goes quite as planned.
AnaJuly 28, 2017 at 7:51 pm
Re-stressing to email your HRSCs in the region to make them aware of the rehire. Although the new hire process questionnaires catches the rehire question. There are still a handful of candidates who are still being pushed through before the process changed or it was accidently skipped and a JOL is submitted via Docusign (old hire process).
South Central & Mid Atlantic: firstname.lastname@example.org
AnaJuly 28, 2017 at 7:42 pm
Michael, what a great read and how helpful as many of our managers are remote from their teams. I would strongly agree that setting clear expectations, utilizing technology and keeping communication key will make for effective management. Additionally although teams are remote they can still take part in team building activities. Such as manager requesting each team member to give them three fun facts about themselves. The manager can then create a spreadsheet to share with the team and see how well team members know each other. This will generate virtual conversation and hopefully bring each other closer together. Another way to utilize technology would be to participate in a video conferencing vs. phone conferencing to be able to see each other as non verbal communication (facial expressions) are important parts of communicatio and keep the team more engaged.
Thank you for sharing.
AnaJuly 27, 2017 at 8:59 pm
Ariel, love these suggestions as I tend to meal prep on Sundays. I am always looking for new ways to recreate a meal and find this article with 100 ideas: http://www.thirtyhandmadedays.com/100-meal-prep-ideas/.July 27, 2017 at 8:54 pm
Ms. G, thank you for the reminder to stretch from time to time. For those of us who sit behind a screen all day it is important to get up and walk around sometime. I’ll be sure to make sure I do a bit more stretching from time to time. For those that do have to lift heavier items to always lift with your knees and NOT your back.
AnaJuly 26, 2017 at 1:41 pm
Effective leaders have the ability to energize those around them and cultivate engagement. They inspire their teams, and that inspiration extends to the front line. In today’s business world, strengthening your ability to inspire will give you an edge on the competition.
In the book Fire Them Up, speaker and author Carmine Gallo notes that the most inspiring leaders exhibit seven key habits that build more engaged teams. Here’s how to I.N.S.P.I.R.E.July 24, 2017 at 3:13 pm