Not everything that triggers an emotional response requires action. But, next time you’re inclined to say “It’s no big deal,” stop and consider whether that’s actually true, so you can address things before they really become a big deal.
As a leader, it’s on you to make a conscious effort to create a culture where people don’t feel like imposters. Doing so will require work at both the interpersonal and organizational levels, and success will depend in part on gathering data and implementing real mechanisms for accountability.
Giving great presentations is an art. And while your content is important, it won’t be memorable if your delivery falls flat.
Build Up Self-Confidence in Meetings It’s easy to go unnoticed when everyone is excited about a topic. But editing yourself only robs yourself (and your team) of your ideas.
We’re all busy, and when a goal seems onerous, or the path towards it is unclear, it’s often easier to do nothing and push it off to another day. But if we truly want to embrace long-term thinking, it’s time to get unstuck and move forward.
Heightening your capacity to lead others requires being able to see how you think and act, and how your behavior affects others. Leading well requires a continuous journey of personal development.
Leaders, It’s Okay to Talk About Your Fears and Anxieties Sometimes, having a sounding board and being able to say things out loud (your concerns, ambitions, thoughts, feelings, doubts, ...) can help you to put things back in perspective. At the same time, some practical tools can be offered to help you manage specific situations.
It’s tempting to think that if you’re tough on yourself, you’ll perform better. But self-criticism can ruin your mood, focus, and productivity if you let it. Try to take a more balanced approach to evaluating your own performance with these strategies.
Being compassionate doesn’t mean you have to lower your standards. Rather than thinking of it as a trade-off between compassion and accountability, think about how you can combine the two.
We all hit that point sometimes where our job just feels … boring. But that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s time to quit. Instead, you can try “job crafting,” or personalizing your role around your strengths and interests. It may help you feel more energized or make your job feel more relevant.