If you’re like me, your leadership might seem to get bogged down sometimes. It can appear stuck in the myriad of things to do.
The internal consequence is frustration, which nearly always reduces your effectiveness. Frustration sucks the energy and creativity out of you.
You might become consumed with why some things don’t work, rather than focusing on a little progress every day. In fact, it might seriously hijack your ability to solve problems and move forward. (And the truth is, lots of things are working well, but you lose perspective.)
You can miss these simple and basic practices, the very things that help you break loose and get unstuck.
Don’t let the following five practices get buried in frustration, or even just stuck in the normal and large list of stuff to do.
Which ones if used today would help you move forward and give your leadership the boost it needs?
5 Under-Utilized Practices:
1) Get the right people in the room
I invest a good amount of effort to get the right people in a room together, at the right time, for the right reasons. I never cease to be amazed at the power of a wisely and intentionally convened group in contrast to a “regular” meeting.
It’s easy to waste time by meeting with five or six people, one to one, multiple times! Get them all in a room at the same time. Meet for a purpose and get the job done. It’s much faster and so much more productive.
Regular meetings as a foundation are essential, but you can significantly increase the outcomes by adding or deleting the right people and working hard to set a very specific agenda.
Avoid at all costs having a regular meeting where you go around the table, and each person gives a general update.
2) Pick up the phone
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