We are overloaded by too much information! And the amount of data available to us seems to be growing exponentially. It is easier than ever today to fall into the trap of Analysis Paralysis – reviewing more and more information, while delaying a decision. Here are some tips to break out of it: *How Important is the Decision? Do you need the ideal solution or is good … [Read more...] about Break Out of Analysis Paralysis!
The importance of taking care of our mental health has finally become something that is being talked about more openly. In the popular Ted Lasso series, Coach Lasso has mental health challenges that he encounters and the show highlights his work with a therapist. Actor Jason Sudeikis, and the other start of the series visited the White House earlier this year to help bring … [Read more...] about Support Your Employees Mental Health
We talk about it in sports, but it happens to all of us – we sometimes get into a slump. What to do? Baseball players are notorious for trying all kinds of wacky things to break a slump. One player threw away his “unlucky” jersey. Another poured lighter fluid on a bat and lit it on fire with “his” bat “watching.” This was supposed to scare his bat into action. And … [Read more...] about Breaking Your Slump
One of the most important responsibilities of a manager is to give your team “growth assignments.” A “growth assignment” is typically thought of as an opportunity for someone to take on a project or responsibility that they have not done before. They need to learn new information and possibly develop new skills along the way. One of the most difficult challenges for a … [Read more...] about Improving Your Team’s Performance
You might have formal authority, but do you have “legitimacy?” Legitimacy is one of the things that separates a good leader from an exceptionally effective one. As per a recent article in Harvard Business Review: “A legitimate leader engenders good will and a feeling of personal connection with followers. . . (Leaders) who enjoy legitimacy can motivate loyalty and … [Read more...] about Build Your Leadership Legitimacy