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.
Recently in the period of 24 hours, I was deeply touched by several examples of people’s level of commitment to serve others.
It started with the 100-year remembrance on Sunday of the end of World War 1. I was in Gatwick Airport in the UK at 11:00 am, the exact time the guns fell silent 100 years before. The airport stopped, all activity, employees and passengers stood still for 1 minute of silence. It was as if time froze. That minute was a long time and in that time I reflected on all of the young men who gave up their lives to serve a higher purpose, Freedom! I was deeply touched.
Emotional control is important. Athletes are a great example. If you look at some of the best athletes in the world, they are very good at controlling their emotions.
Learning how to control our emotions will give us the best performance. If we don’t, we’re out of control, which will not lead to great performance. Learning to master our emotions and channel them correctly will give us the freedom to be present. This is the place where all good things are created from.
Here is a paradox: even though the single principle of how everything happens is great, those who follow the principle know that they are ordinary.
Great egocentricity does not make a person great. A greater source of life is the common ground of all creation rather than any exalted isolation.
Notre Dame the cathedral of Paris and France, where French Kings and Queens have been married for centuries and Napoleon was crowned Emperor in 1804, has survived an extensive fire. The fire started Monday night at 6:30 pm and burnt through the whole of the wooden roof, toppling the central spire before successfully being put out by over 500 firefighters.
For many of the leaders I work with, the start of Q4 is the time to ramp up to a big finish at the end of the year. But Q4 can be challenging: holidays are on the horizon, curtailing productivity, and people start to wind down for the year. So how can you get the most out of your team before 2018 ends? Here are three things you can be doing from a strategy point of view to help finish Q4 with a bang: