4 ways to throw off the safety blanket of Busyness

Last week I wrote about the safety blanket of Busy-ness.
 
This week I want to share with you four key things to help you or your teams throw off that safety blanket! I wrote the article for Strategic HR Review a while back and thought it was worth a re-share! I do have permission to share it with you! (The article starts on page 2.)

Is Busyness your Comfort Blanket?

We all know that our best learning takes place when we are ‘outside our comfort zone’ – but not so far out that we want to run for the hills. I know my deepest and most long lasting growth has come when I’ve had to confront something I’ve been avoiding or take on a challenge that felt new and scary.

I also know that for me and for many of my clients it’s easy to stay under the safety blanket of busy-ness’. And whilst we say ‘I’d love to be less busy’ or ‘I’d love to have more time for myself/my family’ we just keep on doing ‘stuff’ that we’ve always done and not getting round to the other ‘stuff’

So why do we say we want one thing and then do everything we can to sabotage ourselves?

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Changing your Team Culture – Make it work in the real world

 

Over the last three weeks I’ve been sharing with you a step by step process to help you change your team culture. (if you can’t find the articles contact pat@lynnscottcoaching.co.uk)

In last week’s article, I talked about the importance of focusing on no more than three critical behaviours to change – if you try to change everything at once, you’ll end up changing nothing.

A while back, I worked with a senior Finance Team. One of the things the new leader wanted was a ‘more open’ culture. He’d been saying this for a while and everybody nodded their heads in agreement – but nothing changed.

Why?

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The energy – resilience connection

So far in this blog series on the Six Characteristics of a Resilient Team  we have looked at the topics of common purposeteam normstrustcandid conversations and resilient thinking

Even if I do say so myself there is a wealth of resource included in these articles so check them out if you haven’t done so already.

The fifth characteristic of a resilient team is the ability to manage their energy.

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