You would agree that all of us have at least one disruptive skill-an ability that sets us apart from others. You may have been honing yours for years, or you may be so innately good at it that you don’t even notice it.
I suggest three ways to identify your unique skills.
- Watch your reflexes: You may instinctively do what you are good at without even noticing. Ask yourself when I feel more successful or invigorated, what am I doing?
- Look for confluences: A distinct skill may not be one thing, but an unusual intersection of ordinary profiencies.
- Listen to compliments: Peers,managers,direct reports, and even spouses are often good mirrors of your inherent strengths. Don’t habitually dismiss compliments, but mine them to discover your unique skills.
As organizations demand more and more from their people,time pressed employees have to scramble to keep up. you may not be able to make the day any longer,but you can replenish your energy.
Use these four simple ways to help you work smarter and prevent burnout:
- Take brief but regular breaks: Stay away from your desk every 90 to 120 minutes. Take a walk, get a drink, or just stretch your legs.
- Say thank you: Being positive boosts your energy level.Express appreciations regularly to others.
- Reduce interruptions: Perform task that need concentration away from phones and e-mail.Instead,designate specific times in your day to respond to messages.
- Do what you love: Understand where your strength lie and what you enjoy doing. Find ways to do more to do more of those things and less of what tires you out.
Thank you for your read!
How can you get better if you don’t try and practice?Success does not just occur. Brilliant results don’t just show up by chance.The finest thing in life take patience,focus and sacrifice.To get to world class, you need to work at it. Daily. Relentlessly.Passionately.
Just hoping you will get to great as a leader( and a human being) is nothing more than magical thinking.Remember the 1 percent wins. A few little improvement each day, the result of your daily patience, amount to staggering results over time. Athletes get better through practicing their sport.Leaders get better by cultivating their craft. By elevating their skills. By deepening their impact. By consciously stepping toward their mountaintops.Until they get there.
WISH A VERY HAPPY DUSSEHRA TO ALL MY READERS IN INDIA AND ABROAD!!
YES OR NO??
I do it because i feel this is the smartest thing we all can do!!
In my view, people who micromanage do a disservice to people in large, their family in particular and themselves; worse yet,they are often preventing their family,peers and their companies from growing.
If you are struggling to grow your team, company or your own children,one of the smartest things I can suggest you to do is give up control.Here is how:
- Push down decision making: If you are making all the decisions, you are only holding your company and family back. Will you like that?
- Accept that mistakes will happen: Sharing responsibility with others means things don’t always go according to plan.Prepare your team and family to avoid mistakes by being clear about your expectations and giving them all the tools they need to do their job well and grow in their life which can only happen when you don’t control them and thus make them independent.
DO YOU AGREE??
Training yourself to avoid micromanaging others is one thing, but handling tendencies to control your own work can be even harder.Yes! Trust me!
I would suggest three ways to keep the micromanager in you from impeding your work:
- Keep your eyes on the prize: Don’t focus on details before the big picture is laid out.Keep the larger project goal in mind and resist temptations to dive into minutiae.
- Don’t second- guess yourself: you will inconvinience yourself and the people who work for you if you shift project direction mid-stream.
Take a complete pass through a project before deciding to change course.
While most people accept that mistakes are inevitable, no one likes to make them.The good news is that even large slip ups don’t have to be career-enders if they are handled well. Next time you make a mistake, follow these steps to recover gracefully.
- Fess up: Trying to hide a mistake or downplay its importance can be fatal to your career. Be candid and transparent about the mistakes,take responsibility for your part in it, and please don’t be defensive.
- Make necessary changes: Mistakes are a great learning opportunities. Explain to your boss and other interested parties what you will be differently going forward.
- Get back out there: Don’t let your errors keep you from ever taking risks again.Once the mistake is behind you, focus on the future.
HAPPY NAVRAATRI TO MY INDIAN READERS!