You’ve spent a lot of time over the past five months putting out fires, managing crises, handling daily drama and just plain existing from day-to-day.
That hasn’t allowed you much time to reflect.
Summer gives us a breather and more time to think proactively. Strategic thinking is what Magnetic leaders do. If we were coaching you, we’d encourage you to curiously and frequently engage in strategic thinking.
We aren’t coaching you, but here’s some homework that we offer our clients.
Before we tell you the homework, here’s one other quick hint about what we teach our clients. We teach our clients to activate their curiosity muscles regularly.
As you ask yourself these questions, imagine evoking a puppy or baby's curiosity and doing it openly and non-judgmentally.
Here’s the homework
Take 5 minutes to note your answers to these two questions:
By the way ... we'd also encourage you to ask generic versions of these two questions every week curiously:
Creating a weekly reflective practice helps you be more proactive in your interactions with others and your work. That will help you to become a more Magnetic leader. When you take time to be a more Magnetic leader, you will create a Magnetic Workplace that re-engages, re-ignites and re-charges your team.
Articles by Bill Scott & Kathy Archer
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