The topic of “managing my reaction” to events comes up with many of my coaching clients. I liked Alan Zimmerman’s article this week because he provides a formula for determining what your reaction will be. You can make a difference!
While it’s been a mild winter for us New Englanders, spring fever can still hit when the sun is strong and temperatures start to rise. Here in Massachusetts, the thermometers registered 70 on Monday. This week’s Tip by Don Wetmore, Time Management Guru, advises what to do when you are bitten by spring fever. Remember, his work is about being more productive!
If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands! This song came to mind when I read this week’s Tip by Sal Monastero. If you love what you do and want to inspire your people, show your positive feelings.
I particularly enjoyed this week’s Tip by Angie Morgan and Courtney Lynch due to its honesty – some days you just don’t feel like a leader. They provide their recommendations for “damage control” on those days.
Is someone at work pushing your buttons? Does this lead you to frustration and anger? This week’s Tip describes a simple process to follow that changes your reaction and the outcome.
Inspiration, insight, intuition? Are you the type of leader who regularly listens to information that comes to you in this manner? This week’s Tip by Simon Tyler reminds us that there is a wealth of guidance that can be gleaned by tapping into your own wisdom.
For those of you who have done the PaperRoom with me, you are familiar with the iceberg analogy that Brian Tracy speaks about in this week’s Tip. The iceberg applies to yourself and others. The more we become aware of what is below the surface and how it impacts behavior, the more successful we can be in connecting and leading others, and ourselves.
In 50% of my coaching calls and meetings last week, we discussed teams and how to make them even more successful. Whether you are the leader or the follower in a team, this week’s Tip by Chris Widener provides key principles that if applied will take your team to the next level. They are simple and easy to understand. An evaluation checklist is provided at the end of the Tip.
A couple of weeks ago, I gave a talk to a group of highly enthusiastic and energized business owners in Concord, MA. The time for creating goals for 2012 was upon us. About half of the group raised their hand when asked if they’d already created their goals for 2012. Congratulations was in order! Next, I asked if they believed they would accomplish these goals. Not all of those hands remained raised. This week’s Tip includes the 6 steps I used to help the business owners in Concord, as well as my clients, answer YES I Can!
When you delegate a job to one of your staff, why don’t you get back what you asked for? One way to get closer at hitting 100% on your requests is to be clear in your communication. Natalie Manor’s Tip this week is a great reminder about creating that clarity.