So, 25 days in to the New Year – how are those resolutions holding up? Not working out?
Either they don’t have enough emotional importance for you, they’re the wrong resolutions or you’re making excuses (‘not enough time’ and ‘too difficult’ being the most common……)
Beating yourself up serves no-one.
I love a good checklist and I know that you do too.
I’ve put this one together to help you and your team get absolutely clear on what’s working and what isn’t – questions about your organisation, questions for your team and for you personally.
You can complete the checklist online.
Contact me if you’d like the link!
I’m always tempted at this time of year to rush headlong into goal setting. But I’ve found it much more powerful to reflect on the previous year first. These questions work for me:
That’s it for another year.
Your tree’s looking a bit sad and droopy (if it’s still there).
Maybe you’re feeling a bit sad and droopy too.
Or you’re energised and raring to go feeling shiny and sparkly about the year ahead.
Or … you’ve got all these feelings going on at the same time….. you feel conflicted.
Because you’re at a crossroads.
Thank you for being part of my community – for reading my work, commenting, agreeing and disagreeing – and sharing.
I really appreciate it.
I wish you a joyful and happy Christmas and see you in 2019.
Maybe I live in a cave and everyone knows about this book, but if you haven’t come across it, ask Santa to drop it down your chimney this Christmas.
Compelling, frightening, illuminating and completely mind boggling.
And I’m only half way through!
The lowest, saddest points of my leadership career were when I felt completely useless – drowning in the detail and floundering like a fish in a shark-infested sea.
I couldn’t hold my own; stand up for what I believed was right for our customers (because other louder voices had another agenda) and flapping and waffling when I had to speak to one of the Executive board. I felt exposed and vulnerable.
This year has been a tough one for many reasons.
Two tragic events – one family death – my wonderful sister – and one natural disaster (flooding) in our village that, frankly, have been almost too momentous to take in.
I count my blessings. Our house was hardly touched in the floods – but so sad to see friends and neighbours who lost so much.
I want to talk about #everydaypowerlessness at work – the things which, on the surface, might simply seem annoying or frustrating and even trivial – but can, over time, erode your confidence, your self- belief and your ability to do great work.
I hate feeling stuck. Unfocused, unsure, blurry…… anxious.
That feeling of not being able to make a decision despite mulling it over in your mind for hours on end or boring everybody with the same dilemma time and time again.
One minute you ‘make the decision’ only to change your mind again half an hour later.