Leadership is filled with ups and downs.
Procrastination is an enemy of productivity. It is also somewhat inevitable. There are certain times we just don’t want to do what we need to do. For those times, there are actually ways to use procrastination to your advantage and be more productive.
Have you ever been in a business meeting, event or even at home and there was this issue nobody wanted to discuss or bring up?
As a child, when I first sat down to watch a series of Mickey Mouse shorts on Sunday night, I had no idea that the light-hearted old man who introduced that night’s selection was dead. Walt’s brother Roy was running the business.
Sometimes, leaders must find solutions to performance problems that can require delicate and intuitive skills!
“What are you looking for?” the consultant asked the client. “I’m looking for the ultimate leadership knowledge – the ‘Silver Bullet’ of leadership training” he replied. “This was why I decided to consider a leadership consultant.”
We have had a huge response to the article Leadership Skills #9: A Great Leader = A Great Teacher. Let’s expand on a leader’s role of how to be “a great teacher” and providing resources for others to find success.
It may be better for leaders to take a step back and stop complaining about their customers. For example, “They’re too demanding” or “They always have something negative to say and they look for discounts”. Well, have you ever tried to be your own customer?
It has been the “accidental teachers” in my life who have passed on some of the most transformative lessons.
Working in a team is a challenge. But building a great team is even more complicated. It becomes even more so when you join a team and need to lead it.