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Leadership Tip: Expect to Win
Great leaders expect to win, especially when faced with unexpected challenges and disruptions.
Leadership Tip: Share Your Challenges
Build your emotional strength and grow as a leader by asking for help and sharing difficult challenges.
Leadership Tip: Lead Difficult Conversations
Have you avoided a difficult conversation and inadvertently caused the situation to worsen?
Leadership Tip: Lead Through Change
When leading through change, are you calm, confident, and focused – or anxious, threatened, and scattered? Be the leader your team deserves, especially during uncertainty, with this tip.
Leadership Tip: Check Your Paradigms
Are you seeing people and current events accurately, or are you seeing them through a distorting lens? Check your paradigms with this tip.
Leadership Tip: Deliver Results
Are you and your team delivering activities instead of results? Are the results the right ones?
Leadership Tip: Identify The Wildly Important Goals (WIGs)
Does everyone on your team know the team’s top two or three priorities and how they will align their efforts to achieve them? Identify the wildly important with this tip.
Blog: Protect Your Team Against Urgencies
How will you find the courage to keep your team focused on what is most important, including saying no to some of your own best ideas?
Leadership Tip: Set Clear Expectations And Goals
Are your assumptions about people influencing their performance? When setting expectations, avoid relying on assumptions that can set people up to fail.
Leadership Tip: Clarify Expectations
Communication is key during uncertainty. Is your team crystal clear on what you expect from them? Are you clear on what they expect from you? Great leaders clarify expectations and minimize frustrations.
Leadership Tip: Make High-Impact Commitments
What are the one or two most important things you can do this week to impact performance and achieve goals? Make high-impact commitments with this tip.
Leadership Tip: Add or Remove Small Tasks
Are you concerned that your team is overworked and in danger of burning out? Try adding or removing small tasks with this tip to effectively measure their workload.
Leadership Tip: Align Actions with the Wildly Important Goals
Are the efforts of your team members moving your goals forward? Learn how to make it easier for them to do so by aligning actions with wildly important goals.
Achieving Results in Unpredictable Times
In times of great uncertainty, leaders are faced with one of two choices. Freeze to the point of inaction, allowing uncertainty to damage culture, performance, results, and significantly slow a return to greatness. Or, transform fear into engagement, execute with excellence, use the uncertainty as a time to actually increase trust, and help everyone in the organization prepare to do more with less.