The number one thing that stops all people, including Leaders, from being effective is distractions. Distractions from what? From being present with the task at hand. When we are distracted, multi-tasking, finishing things half way, we are unproductive.
A No-Mind experience is a phenomenon that people experience when their mind is completely still. In this state, they have no internal dialogue running, and they are externally focused on the job at hand. Due to there being no thoughts, there is nothing but the experience of the now or present moment.
All of us struggle at times to manage a particular situation, circumstance, or person. The emotions arise within, we jump to conclusions, make rash decisions, and then wish we had bitten our tongue or acted differently.
There is another way. A sure fire strategy that transforms these situations every time, solving problems and inspiring change.
A common challenge for leaders to overcome in a culture is an attitude of blame, and deflection of responsibility from agreed results. It’s human nature and all can be found guilty of doing this at some stage. When leadership detects this attitude creeping into the company, it’s their duty and moral obligation to stamp it out. A lack of ownership can disguise itself in many ways, from excuses, blaming others, to absenteeism. Whatever its shape or form it will infect others and detract from top performance.
What makes up an economy is businesses and people trading with one another. Due to a hard stop in the economies around the world, bankruptcies are increasing making it harder for economies to restart when the time comes. Taxes are not being earned by countries making those countries economically weaker.
There is a common saying ‘When the going gets tough then the tough get going!’
These are for the majority of us the most challenging times in living memory, and it is just getting started. I have been contemplating on how to meet these challenges both personally and professionally.
Tonight we moved into full lockdown over Easter, unable to leave our property until Tuesday 5am next week. Before this, we were under a 24-hour curfew only allowed to leave your property to buy food and to exercise on the, guess where, the road near your property.
Leadership is required more than ever in this COVID-19 world and according to Gallup and their extensive surveying of the US workforce, a very specific type of Leadership is required in times of crisis.
When the pressure comes on, employee’s, managers and leaders well being is affected negatively. This hits the bottom line of any company, so the need to create high performance is critical for positive business outcomes.
This week I did some research into what strategies companies are employing now to survive and what successful companies did to beat the recession in 2008 and onwards. Following are some key advice for business leaders of any business size in any market or industry today.