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.
Most people know that how you frame a problem will influence how you solve it. f you’re struggling to generate effective solutions, you might change the way you’ve phrased the problem. You’ll likely find that a small change of words can lead to a big change in your perspective.
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.
Perfectionism is often driven by striving for excellence, but it can be self-sabotaging if it leads to suboptimal behavior like continuing habits beyond their usefulness, overdelivering when you don’t have to, or overthinking every decision you make.
Find strategies to balance out the paradoxes.