any leaders feel starved for time. Working under the assumption that longer hours lead to improved productivity, they drive themselves and others to increase effectiveness-then try to "squeeze in" good, quality time with loved ones. Working people are expected to run at a fast pace and be highly productive; yet at the same time, there ...
Instead of increasing the number of productive hours, we can focus on getting the right things done in a timely way. We also need to restore and balance ourselves, our colleagues, family and environment, instead of a neurotic or pathological focus on deadlines.
Find out what's truly important to us and use the finite resource of time wisely.
Phantom workload looks like real work but results in massive unproductivity and even conflict in an organization. The pressure to meet unrealistic expectations causes a vicious cycle of further workload.
Leaders need to take a hard look at what is being avoided or not addressed. Facing difficult tasks that were 'swept under the carpet' earlier strengthens them further to make hard decisions and face difficult people and situations.
Many leadership qualities have been observed throughout history. Some were adopted by bad leaders while others were exhibited by good leaders. In either case, the characteristics of those in charge correlated to their ability to accomplish their goals. Just as importantly, those same traits determined how much - or how little - their followers looked up to them.
Leaders are made, not born. They create and develop their leadership qualities by becoming men and women with core values of fine character, and integrity. Your greatest personal asset is the way that you are known to others through both, your personal and business ethics.
Your greatest personal asset is the way that you are known to others through both your personal and business ethics. It is your personal reputation for keeping your word and fulfilling your commitments.
Your core values, business ethics, and leadership qualities precede you and affect all your interactions with others and they can be improved as they are acquired.