When my clients are avoiding making a decision, I have them imagine the best result and the worst result of their decision. This process gets the issues on the table so they can be dealt with. Many times, they see that their indecision is only making things worse. This week’s Tip by Neil Ducoff provides additional thoughts on decision making for leaders.
Over my office desk is a bulletin board. Until Sunday, when I did a little decluttering, it was overflowing with quotes, ideas, recommendations, and lists. You get the picture. While cleaning, I found the quote, “Start to evaluate the images coming in and if they aren’t going to send you toward your dreams, reject them, because they control your results.” This is a great lead into this week’s Tip by Michael Neill about the impact of our thoughts.
In this week’s Tip, Kathy Frank asks a great question: How do we sense, read or interpret the invisible, but powerful, forces that pummel us each day of our lives? The question reminded me to think about how each of us is a force through our actions, words, and thoughts.
In this Tip, Simon Tyler challenges you to rethink your meeting behavior. My first reaction – “you’re kidding.” My second response – “Hmm, let’s consider this more closely. What could be possible for my clients and me by changing our meeting habits?”
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!
After many years of being prompted to write my own Tip, I am sticking my toe in the water this week. Periodically, I will be sharing my thoughts and learnings with you. Last week’s Tip was from the perspective of a person who has a boss and improving the working relationship with that boss. This week’s Tip focuses on your behavior, beliefs and assumptions as the boss and how they can get you in trouble.
Whether you own your own company, manage others or are an individual contributor, you have a “boss.” Your boss may be your board of directors, your clients, and/or your manager. No matter which category applies to you, this week’s Tip provides a great checklist for making your boss love you!
Michael Neill’s articles always provide a new tool that’s easy to use. This week’s Tip has you turn around the word “but” to help you increase your success.
As we are getting close to the half-way mark for 2011, I thought it was a good time to check in on your goal progress. Michael Neill’s article this week gives us permission to put aside the “loaded” goals on your list. You know those goals that you’ve given so much significance and meaning? Just put them aside for now. Read on to learn more.
Want to learn a quick technique to improve your focus? This week Simon Tyler describes how to apply the same Control-Alt-Delete we use on our computers to our thoughts, to-dos, tasks, etc. Take a few minutes to learn how you can improve your processing time.