We generally know and accept that managers have the greatest day-to-day impact on employee engagement. Yet, even our best managers are increasingly pressed and finding it harder to navigate and do right by their clients, their people, their organizations, and themselves.
Whether in an executive or management role, most of what we do today as leaders is not leadership. In a world of always urgent and constant busy, it can seem necessary to rely on our skills to win quarters and rescue projects, but that’s not the only thing needed.
Employee engagement is a powerful determinant of an organization’s success. Employee engagement is also central to the #1 issue facing many industries and organizations today: employee recruitment and retention.
Looking for the perfect “win-win” in terms of work and life balance for high-performing individuals and sustained growth and profits for your organization?
Imagine being your best self. Imagine how much more contented and less stressful life would be if you could “do you” really well and effectively… and do so all the time? The first step is to imagine it.
Many of us have a sense that something may be off, that we may be tracking off-course, or that we may not even be on the right track anymore. As a result, many of us are considering whether we need to pivot.
In our busyness, we can easily lose sight of the “big picture”. Just as easily, however, we can gain perspective of the momentum and trajectory of our life and career by connecting the dots of our past and present.
High-achieving professionals and business owners are focused on the future. Even after significant “wins”, the focus for many of us quickly shifts to “what’s next”. Over the long-term, this can lead to burnout, discontent, and feeling trapped; even isolated.
Personal Time Off is great. It’s a chance to get away, to disconnect from work, and even have some rest and relaxation. Taken routinely, PTO is an effective strategy to reduce work stress… but it will not cure or help you avoid burnout by itself. For that, we need to design ourselves a more frequent form of PTO, a daily “Personal Time-Out”.
Choice is “an act of making a decision when faced with two or more possibilities.” In order to make a choice, we need to recognize those possibilities… and then have the courage to act. Winning at work and life and as an organization is a choice.