This week I thought that it would be worth exploring how we approach our work. As we move past 2017’s half way mark, I am sure many of us are starting to look towards the end of the year and identifying what we need to get done as well as looking back to see what we have (or have not) achieved.
Time can fly by when working in fast-paced, ever changing environments and even the best laid plans can derail due to unforeseen circumstances. New information or context can quickly shift priorities and it can be challenging to get a sense of accomplishment.
We can’t be too stuck in our ways but we have to be diligent with how we approach our work, both for ourselves and for our teams. If we start feeling lost, overworked and confused then our teams will feel it as well. Keeping your head above water is a huge part of being a leader and it is also a huge responsibility.
The content shared in today’s issue is themed around approaching how we work, by addressing everything from failure, to being busy. If we don’t take time to breath and ensure that we are working on things that matter, we can find ourselves at the end of the year feeling exhausted and unable to identify what we actually accomplished. This is not a feeling to strive for.
Take back the rest of the year by creating work habits that will ensure you feel motivated and proud. Set yourself some goals that are in your control and support your team to do the same. It’s not too late!