Look at how the work of improvisers can reveal their easy-to-use principles to have you listen more deeply, think on your feet, take risks more readily, be spontaneous and meaningful, and be well-regarded as a leader.
The common misconception in leadership and our work together is that when we’re done executing a project that our coordination is complete.
When we declare our vision, or when we coordinate action with our teams, we can have all of the pieces in place. The right ideas, the right conversations, clarity on who is doing what, and in the end, we still find dissatisfaction.
In today’s business environment, multiple stages of coordination are often missing when working with teams, and at the very least missing a key conversation in one of the stages.
Most requests made in businesses today are incomplete, or the very least lacking information to coordinate fully. We believe this is because of a lack of preparation.
Conversations are required for everything we do from creating a new product innovation to ordering our coffee from our favorite coffee shop.
Quitting isn’t always negative. Every day we quit work so we can do other things, but also so we can rest and renew. When we grind on solving a problem, we need to let go and let it rest for a bit.
Customers want a trustworthy promise and a satisfying outcome, not just hard work, good intentions, or excuses. Successful professionals know you have to satisfy your customers and have their eye on satisfaction, not just the activities involved.
There is a skill in dealing with breakdowns and producing positive results with them. This skill of addressing a breakdown and creating a new future is an act that creates a commitment to take care of the breakdown with further action.
Two huge problems in our work world today are overwhelm and over-commitment. Both lead to exhaustion, stress, anxiety, and poor performance for employees and teams.