An American recently told me that his leisure business expects some of the new behaviours we are learning during the Covid lockdown to be “here to stay”. They are preparing for “post lockdown” and trying to understand and prepare for how consumer behaviour may have changed permanently.
We will have practised some new behaviours for so long that they will become habits and “new norms”. It takes about six to seven weeks to form a new habit. We will have at least that much time. So what are the behaviours and trends that are here to stay and how might they change our future?
Of course, we can’t predict the many unpredictable things that will happen, but we can definitely choose how we want to plot and navigate our course through 2020 and beyond.
To create your 2020 Vision you need to see the whole picture and not focus on one soundbite. There are seven questions in Leaders’ Map to help you work it through. Aim to make it your best year – best decade – ever.
And here are the 7 tips to help you make the most of it:
Sounds like a rather lazy interview question that we have all been asked at some stage … or worse, that we have asked others!
Why is it such a trite question? Because we ALL use different styles in different contexts …. albeit not always as skillfully or appropriately as we might like, at times.
Very helpfully and clearly Daniel Goleman has identified six leadership styles springing from different aspects of emotional intelligence.
Each style has a different impact on the culture and results of an organisation. The best leaders do not rely on just one or two styles. Just as a golfer is proficient with a selection of clubs, the most effective leaders switch flexibly between the styles as needed by the situation. The best leaders may use all six leadership styles effectively within a single meeting.
The challenge is that some of the styles will be quite foreign to your personality. And it takes courage to step out of your comfort zone.
The best leaders adjust their styles to get the best results. Look at the Board Table below and work out where you most frequently sit.
In a crisis, or to kickstart a turnaround, the coercive style may come into play. In most other situations, or used as a dominant style, it will have negative effects.
That question was posed to me recently as I was coming to
the end of a coaching session with a senior executive.
Trying to balance life and work priorities is something that
we all face. But is it the right question? Are “work” and “life” on the
opposing scales, competing against each other? It can certainly feel like that
Perhaps it is better to view it as “Life Balance”, rather
than “Work/Life Balance”, as work is part of life, rather than in opposition to
life. Why not look at all the segments of your life – relationships, family,
health, recreation, work etc – as a whole?