Spotting and taking account of trends is not just an interesting exercise in mental gymnastics but is core to running a successful, sustainable business, and on a personal level to garnering the relevant skills to ensure a long and rewarding career. To find out why, click here.
How do you understand and make the most of existing trends? And, how do you spot and take advantage of emerging trends? To be ‘On-Trend’ you need to get into the habit of exploring trends, master the skill of exploiting trends, and develop a nose for emerging trends.
It is good to set ourselves targets – personal and professional – but sometimes things don’t pan out how we hope. When should we give up on our goals? How can we know when we are being resilient or stubborn? What are the signs that we need to change track?
‘Not yet’ are two powerful words which when added to your negative, self-doubting sentences will help you find the mental strength to continue on, to try again … and again! Learn to use them and become more resilient and positive.
These are indeed worrying times and many of us are feeling anxious and stressed – either we have a lot to do, or suddenly we find we have nothing to do. We have some tried and tested strategies to help you get through the coming days, weeks and months.
Who doesn’t want to feel like, and be seen as, a reliable leader with a great sense of accountability? They’re loved by everyone! They’re successful. Right? Yes. But only to a point. Taken too far, feeling responsible for everything and everyone is damaging for you personally and professionally, and is indicative of real structural issues within your organization that need addressing.
As most people, each day we have way more on our to-do list than we could ever accomplish. Even during the weekend and the holidays! There are just too many requests coming our way – and too many things we want to get done ourselves … Therefore, we had to find a system to get the best out of our day – making tremendous progress – feeling lots of satisfaction – without regrets or overwhelm. Here’s the 5 criteria we developed to get the best out of our day. We hope they will prove useful for you too.
We bet it happens to you too: you have those good intentions (taking more time for family, applying key insights from a book, communicating better towards your teams, …) – and after some time you realize you didn’t progress at all (or worse – you forgot about your intention). The reason? Most will answer ‘no time’. … Continued
Many ambitious overachievers want to … overachieve. And thus, we take on many initiatives, before adding some more initiatives… And at some point, we have to face it: There’s too much on our plate, and results are deteriorating. The question is: how to avoid work overload, and get to our ‘zone of highest performance’?