When you think about the office environment you provide for your team, what words come to mind?
If your head fills with visions of cubicle farms and fluorescent lighting, then it’s high time for a change.
Young and established companies alike have found that providing employees with a fun work environment, ultimately, leads to more productivity.
With this in mind, consider incorporating some or all of the following tips to transform your workplace.
Make it comfortable
This can be interpreted in lots of different ways.
There is a good leader who is facing a challenge.
Nothing troubles him more than watching the numbers drop.
He arrives home after another tough day, scratching his head and asks,
“What the heck is going on?!?”
He tosses and turns, trying to figure out what to do next.
Upon awakening, he goes back into work with the hope that something changes, that momentum returns and the results improve.
All great leaders have had moments when they needed to “turn…
Having a leadership position means you’ve worked hard to get to where you are.
You’ve crushed enough goals, as well as learned from a few mistakes to lead others to greatness.
But don’t get too comfortable in that corner office!
Are you doing all you can to connect with your team?
Now is not the time to rest on your laurels!
Here are four ways to sharpen your leadership skills
First, be a resource
Don’t spend all day focusing on numbers and reports.
Last year I read an open letter email that was life changing.
In fact, this information was regarded as one of the Top 10 Leadership Stories of 2015.
This one document has helped increase my performance and production.
When I was a young leader, I didn’t pay much attention to “optimizing performance.”
I felt bullet proof.
My energy levels were off the charts and it didn’t seem to matter whether it was 9am or 9pm, I was able to accomplish just about anything.
Of course, it…
If you haven’t noticed by now, I love sayings and quotes.
Here’s one for today, by President Harry S. Truman:
“Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers.”
The importance of this quote cannot be understated.
Of course, I am not talking about picking up a Tom Clancy novel.
I love a good read that’s entertaining, but a leader should always be reading the books by people they admire or about subjects relevant to the success and know-how of their industry.
How does reading…
Man, oh man, did I struggle with some of the skill sets required to be a great leader when I was young and thrown into my first leadership role.
I didn’t possess the natural skill sets or the mentorship to identify and execute the most effective leadership strategies.
However, I did possess one very important characteristic.
I was highly enthusiastic.
When I was a brand new sales manager I placed a sign on my desk.
The sign read, “Attitude is Everything.”
Do you believed…
Wanna sell more? Breathe!
One of my mentors shared this idea with me.
He asked me if I wanted to be a top producer?
However, I thought his idea was a bunch of hocus pocus.
It was my practice to stay opened minded and so I was willing to follow his direction.
He gave me some very specific action steps that I’ll share with you at the bottom.
But first, do you want high performance?
What do General Motors CEO Mary Barra, Virgin founder Richard Branson, and Apple CEO Tim Cook have in common?
They all wake up early and hit the ground running!
It’s no coincidence that successful people are often early risers.
Of course, rolling out of bed before dawn takes some getting used to.
The Hour Early Challenge
Challenge yourself to start your day an hour earlier by doing the following:
- Wake up a little earlier each morning.
Give yourself time to adjust to the early…