When your reality gets shaken to the point where everything “normal” does not exist anymore, suddenly you are forced into a different perspective, whether you like it or not. You need to re-evaluate what is important to you in life and find different ways of being productive. So how do you not fall into the trap of trying to go back to “normal” and instead evolve into something new, more agile, and future proof?
No one is entirely sure how long we will still be in the clutches of the virus. There are no firm dates or outcomes and no end in sight regarding a vaccine. But life continues and lockdowns will be lifted, so how do we continue after the crisis subsides?
We often hear comments from aspiring leaders that when they ask for leadership development, those programmes are reserved for current leaders. Thinking about it, wouldn’t it be much more efficient and productive to give aspiring leaders a head-start by preparing them before they need to start?
Set your goals! We come across a version of this request all the time. When you look back on the last decade, how successful do you feel it has been? Do you have an underlying feeling of success or that nagging voice that you have not lived up to your full potential?
How do you assess yourself as a leader, as a contributor, or your professional development? Do you do some kind of review? And I don’t mean the traditional annual appraisal.
Our ego is mostly subconscious but comes out through the voice inside our heads. Approving or disapproving of our actions or reactions, and those of others. How do you know when your ego is talking?