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Let’s Give Better Feedback

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Feedback is a key component of being a better leader and human in general.  

Sometimes it seems like it is easier to give feedback than it is to receive.  

I have found both to be difficult.

If you are looking for a few questions to give feedback, even if it is to yourself check out the questions below.

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  • What do you expect?
  • What is she/he/you doing well?
  • How is he/she/you not meeting expectations?
  • What you want him/her/yourself to do differently
  • What support...

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Try to Stay in the Present

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Time is the most precious resource we have and we tend to waste it on regretting the past or being anxious about the future.  

Mindfulness is all about making the most of your present time.  

I used to think it was a super complicated concept that involved long meditations and chanting.

I have learned, and now teach, super simple techniques you can implement right away so you can take into account your past but make the most of your present to maximize your future results....

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I ❤️ Getting Things Done

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I get even more done when I am able to bring others along.

One of the many productivity issues I experienced as a leader was firefighting.

I would rush from task to task, not even completing one before I would think of something I needed to do, or a member of my team would interrupt me.

Even now I sometimes get off track and feel rushed to finish a project or have a conversation with a client.

What I have learned:

There is nothing such as being ‘too busy’ - there is only...

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We are Never 100% Happy or Excited to do our Jobs.  

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Even as leaders we do not like everything we have to do.

Invoicing, building budgets, and approving spending used to be super cumbersome for me.

So I appointed someone on my team to help me with it.

Now that I work for myself, I have to make it work and have selected a specific time in my schedule to tackle it.  I even reward myself when I complete my finance-related work.

In every position, we have a range of motivation and engagement. 

We are never 100% happy or excited to do our...

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Feeling a Bit Unmotivated?

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So am I.

When I feel a bit off, distracted, nervous, or want to make sure I accomplish something significant, I stop and set mini-intentions using my five senses. 

Let me break it down for you:

  1. What do I want to see? 
  2. What do I want to hear? 
  3. What do I want to smell? 
  4. What do I want to taste? 
  5. What do I want to feel/touch?

Now, let me apply it to how I prepare for group sessions I facilitate: 

  1. I see smiling faces and nodding.
  2. I hear vulnerable questions and...

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My Mid-Year Review Practice Part 2

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2020 is the year in which I'm focusing on Exponential Value and Visibility.  A huge part of being able to achieve this is reflecting on how far I have come and celebrating my progress. You can follow my journey to experience my vision here. 

If you want to skip to a section:

  1. Document Check
  2. Q2 Check
  3. Midyear Review
  4. Next Steps

Document Check

I try to take the time to document my progress in many different ways, so I start off by reviewing things I have already...

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My Mid-Year Review Practice

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.Something I need to continue to improve on is taking the time and space to reflect on my progress and shift.  I don’t have a boss or supervisor to monitor my work or suggest a different approach.

In the simple graphics below, I illustrate how my approach to my time has evolved:

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In the coming weeks, I will be sharing an update on how far I have gone with my yearly vision (how I refer to my goals).

Rather than focus on specific numbers, I start with how I want to...

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