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How to save hours and get better results as a leader

"The best way of saving lots of time is to drop the weekly reporting meetings and to move to daily & short standups. And then extend trust."

 

Something I said to one of the women I work with.

 

Let me take step back though.

 

One of the most important and rare resources of the leaders I work with is….time. And the biggest challenge: not having enough of it. And to be more relaxed. So here's a way of achieving both…while getting results. 

 

So - last week I spoke to one of my clients and we talked about the heat, how different people have different (daily) rhythms and preferences and how those could be accommodated. 

 

"So, if people come in early and leave early or the opposite…how do I then know that the work is really done?", she wondered. The not-so-uncommon desire to control what people doing. 

 

When I asked her how she normally checks that, she mentioned the typical weekly meeting where the direct reports...

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An (involuntary) lesson of how to deal with uncertainty and unpredictability

The ups and downs with Covid and its consequences over the last couple of years were basically an intensive course to learn how to deal with uncertainty and unpredictability. 

I dealt with several unexpected situations this year (well, and the previous year). But during the last week, I had the ultimate chance to "test" how much my learning holds up. 

And I realized that there is particularly ONE thing that helps me (and a couple of other concepts on top of that) - which can even lead to unexpected results….more on that in a bit. 

We all know that situations/people close to our hearts affect us the most. 

So also in my story. 

Here's what happened.

My daughter - who has been living in the UK for quite some time - decided in the summer to come home for Christmas. After not having been home for the last 3 years (an attempt in 2019 went wrong due to some misinformation regarding trains and dogs….but that's another story).

We were all aware of the...

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Monday thought #9: "The power of response"

Claudia Hesse, The Better Workplace
Monday thought #9: "The power of response"
10:55
 

Do you know the feeling when someone annoys the hell out of you or something happens that kicks you out of balance and you simply react? In a way you always do when your "buttons" are pushed. 

Leading to feeling frustrated, angry or upset - and we're quick to blame the other person or the circumstances for that. 

There is a different way though. One that gives you control and power back. 

Listen in to 

1. What the power of response is
2. The two steps necessary to access and activate it

PS: Any questions or comments - just send me a message on [email protected]

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