Most people don’t learn to fail better. And if we can’t fail better, we don’t improve. If we don’t improve, we get left in the dust, If you are struggling to learn from your failures, make sure that fail to the third degree.
Leadership teams can benefit from executive team guardrails, designed to help teams stay safe, become effective and focus on what only they can do.
What leadership types are present in your executive team? How do you ensure that your leadership team is comprised of balanced players, and not functional fanatics, committe comrades or operational addicts that hurt you as a team that aspires to play at its best?
Have the constraints of restricted business travel, fewer or no face-to-face customer meetings, and home office isolation prevented you and your organization from achieving your goals?
We must not sit on the back of old habits and patterns. How are you ensuring that you are riding after the right things this year?
Our ability to create alternatives, develop options and select choices in the challenging situations that confront us, remains one of our most precious gifts. Make the most of your choices and share the gift of non-judgement generously with those around you this holiday season.
A setback is an important sign that we are in a “learning zone”. If you are not experiencing setbacks, chances are you have wrapped yourself up too tightly in the comfort zone. Do not let setbacks keep you down, instead use the S.A.C.R.E.D. frame to help you move through them.
Heavy lifters are in the middle of everything, and if you are in the middle of everything, you are not managing the few things that only you can do.
You must first help yourself, as instructed by the airlines, before you can help anyone else. When you are part of a leadership team, it is critical that you and your executive team members decide how you are going to help yourselves before you jump in to help others. Executives are confronted from day one with a multitude of problems to solve and opportunities to address. Everyone wants something from senior leaders; this is where many executive teams make the mistake of jumping into their company’s business issues too deeply at the beginning of their team’s evolution.
You and your team deserve to get more “return on reflection” (RoR), because weak team reflection leads to minimal or no learning which leads to little or no changes for the New Year. Everyone in the team holds an important part of your “reflection puzzle”. Put the puzzle together and you create maximum return on reflection.