If our message is simple and easy to digest, while having the required substance, it can easily be etched in peoples minds with consistency and repetition. Your narrative and expectations should be crystal clear to your subordinates and peers.

It also helps to have the required information readily accessible for all using the various information portals.

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Invention and innovation
  • Invention is the creation of a product or introduction of a process for the first time.
  • Innovation is when someone improves on or makes a significant contribution to an existing product, process or service.

Steve Jobs' iPod is an example of great innovation. The iPod was not the first portable music device, neither the first device to put hundreds of songs in your pocket. What made Apple innovative was that it combined elements in a single device.

  • Don't bring your phone or laptop into the meeting.
  • Bring coffee and water to your meeting to keep your hands busy while you listen.
  • Develop a meditation practice where you notice your wandering thoughts and bring them back to the present.
  • Try to gamify your focus. Add a tally mark for every 5 minutes you stay focused.
  • Team up with a buddy and make a game of keeping each other focused.
Steps to an effective delegation
  • Always provide feedback.
  • Be sure to keep an eye on things.
  • Be clear about what you want your employees to do.
  • Delegate the right things.
  • Provide guidance when necessary.
  • Give employees the authority they need to get the job done.
  • Have the right attitude about delegating.
  • Consider the skills and interests of your people.
  • Set clear expectations.

Doing the unexpected feeds the idea that you understand what real work looks like, creates a healthy culture, and established your role as a leader.

Taking on tasks and responsibilities that are "below your pay grade" builds trust and goodwill with your teams. It also squashes the ego.

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