Doing what's needed
"Be willing to step outside your comfort zone once in a while; take the risks in life that seem worth taking. The ride might not be as predictable if you'd just planted your feet and stayed put, but it will be a heck of a lot more interesting". Edward Whitacre, Jr.
While delivering a workshop last week, is was interesting to gauge the participants limited appetite for uncertainty and how their businesses were being impacted as a result. Stepping up and taking on activities that may make you uncomfortable, yet develop your skills, can bring growth to you and the entire team.
3 Tips to help you do what's needed
So how do we give ourselves the best chance to do what's needed to get the results we want? Here are 3 simple tips you can implement today…
- Pick who you model or follow – choosing to have quality role models & mentors ensures your standards are always being upheld and you are being forced to raise your standards to match theirs.
- Seek and give feedback – We tend to be driven by past performance and what caused those results. By proactively seeking feedback, we are using learnings to shape the action we take to get better results.
- Proactively manage expectations – we have ever increasing levels of expectation placed on ourselves and on us by others. Being proactive and letting others know when delivery of a project will actually happen, will allow schedules to be aligned and expectations met.
This week look at who you model, whether you get feedback and are you managing expectations through conversations. If you can raise your game, proactively resetting expectations will get you awesome results.
If this resonates, please share with your networks so they can grow and get better results earlier. To develop these skills, send "Do what's needed" to firstname.lastname@example.org so we can help you and your teams kickstart your next phase of growth.
Have an awesome week!