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Activities like meditation, journaling, time in nature, regular physical activity, and good sleep hygiene support and expand our attentive capacity and our ability to direct focus and block distractions.
While these activities are often enjoyable in themselves, they aren’t indulgences–they’re investments in our ability to operate at peak effectiveness.
... for creative thinking. It helps refill your stores of attention.
Leaders typically are bombarded with demands on their time and if they’re not careful they can find themselves booked nonstop for days on end. It’s important to maintain some open space in the calendar.
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1:1 meetings matter. It is important to nurture that essential employee-manager relationship. But it still not easy to get right.
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The goal of an effective 1:1 is not an update from your direct report or for you to lay down some instructions. It's a conversation. It's a chance to hear about your direct reports' ideas for your product, their career goals, and possibly their opinion of their performance.
Keep a list of three potential topics ready for discussion. When they say they have nothing to discuss, you can jumpstart the conversation with one of your items.
Your most precious resource is your own time and energy. When you spend it on your team, it helps build healthy relationships.
Your job as a manager isn't to give advice or 'save the day.'' It's to empower your reports to find the answer themselves. If you want to understand what's going on, ask. Let her lead the conversation while you listen and probe.
Is an ongoing effort to improve all elements of an organization - processes, tools, products, services, etc.
It rests on the belief that a steady stream of improvements, diligent...
When our curiosity is triggered, we are less likely to fall prey to confirmation bias (looking for information that supports our beliefs rather than for evidence suggesting we are ...
Encouraging people to be curious generates workplace improvements.
When we are curious, we view tough situations more creatively. Studies have found that curiosity is associated with less defensive reactions to stress and less aggressive reactions to provocation.
Curiosity encourages members of a group to put themselves in one another’s shoes and take an interest in one another’s ideas rather than focus only on their own perspective.
Thus, conflicts are less heated, and groups achieve better results.