No one changes the world while playing catch up; that is why cultivating the agility to act swiftly and smartly in any given situation is one of the keys to managing the VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, Ambiguous) world. I know from personal experience how hard it is to find a balance between thinking a situation through and acting too quickly. Indeed, overcoming “analysis paralysis” is easier said than done. Nevertheless, developing the agility to transform rapidly increases the likelihood that you can withstand and even thrive in the face of whatever comes your way.
Developing your virtual leadership skills is no longer an option: It’s a necessity.
The fact is, even when all or some of the members of your team return to the office, there will always continue to be a virtual component to all of our lives.
That is why it is vital to develop the skills needed to manage virtual and hybrid teams in a way that maximizes engagement,
So how would you rate yours? Here are a few questions to consider:
Just over a year ago, our lives were changed forever by a force over which we had no control. We found a need to adapt to our new environment.
Have you ever had something really difficult and disappointing happen? Were you retrenched, or passed over for the promotion you had been promised. Did someone else get the job you really, really wanted?
I know you can relate because life is imperfect and disappointment is part of all of our realities.
When you look back at that situation with hindsight,
In The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People Steven Covey proposes a quite unusual thought experiment that he terms “beginning with the end in mind.” What he actually suggests is that you write your own obituary! While this may seem to be somewhat macabre, it is actually a brilliant exercise, in that in forces you to think about your legacy and how you would want to be remembered.
Give it a try: as you embark on a new year and new decade,
Beatriz Rodriguez, the Chief Diversity Officer at the Home Depot, says that the ability to accept feedback in a calm, gracious, and accepting way is essential if you are going to get ahead professionally.
She goes on to say that women can be particularly sensitive when it comes to receiving feedback. She suggests that women should not only say “Thank you” when someone takes the time to volunteer feedback, but that everyone should actively seek it.