We live in the “do more with less” epoch. And if that’s not enough, how about “do more in less time”? Shouldn’t be a problem, after all you have a smartphone; that amazing time-saving device (yes, that’s tongue in cheek), you’re accessible 24/7, work weekends and during vacation. And you’re firmly attached to the belief that success hinges on doing more, more quickly.
In June’s online Leadership Fitness Camp we explored what makes the complete leader, and unpacked the leader’s character toolkit. One of those very valuable tools in the toolkit is Reflection. That’s right, pausing a moment, regularly, deliberately, to reflect on what happened, why it happened, what it was about you that made it possible, what didn’t work, and what you might do differently next time. A near forgotten practice in this age of speed.
We also explored emotional intelligence, not in some abstract way, but as a tool that’s easily applicable to solve challenging problems. For example; if you were a Vice President of a small family owned company that was just acquired by a multi-national with a fast moving aggressive culture, and were asked to ensure a smooth transition… which few emotional intelligence facets would you consciously apply to make that possible?
If you want to find out more about emotional intelligence and the complete leader, click here to read about our online Leadership Fitness Camp. And if you’re more interested in transforming into a complete leader, drop me a line.
Oh yes… by now you’ve probably figured out that in an age of speed there’s nothing more exhilarating than going slow!