When I started my career, I quickly discovered that I had more to do than I could get done in a forty-hour workweek. So, I worked more hours. I got to the office at 5:00 a.m. and usually didn’t leave until 6:00 p.m. I often worked on Saturday mornings and Sunday evenings, too. It wasn’t […]
Archive for Freedom
I read a story last week about workplace productivity in decline after the election. Employees are struggling to stay focused on their work. Why? Anxiety. The American Psychological Association conducts regular polls to track stress levels and causes. The most recent poll found a majority of us are worried about the future of the country.
The secret to change is the willingness to accept responsibility for our choices. Once we do that, anything becomes possible.
I have heard it said that organizations are filled with two types of work: people work and paper work. Many leaders I meet with WANT to do people work but are STUCK doing paper work. Doing tasks are very important, but the role of a leader is to influence others to grow to their full potential. So, how do you deal with the tension of managing urgent tasks and spending the appropriate amount of time developing people over a period of time?