Tips & Tools for Leaders by Katie Snapp
Productivity is a personal thing. For me, I struggle with focus. I have periods of feeling so very productive – kind of like I want to conquer the world. Then later that day … well …
But here are the tips and tools that I have on my daily radar:
- Take the Hike. Maybe not a full scale hike, but periodically walking away from the mental engagement you are tied up in releases the grip and allows perspective. Ahh.
- Quell the Noise. Learn to turn off the outside interruptions. Mindfulness exercises like meditating works well. Just because the world around you seems like a frenzy does not mean it is required of you. Resist the urge to spin-up.
- Read the Book. Set aside 1 hour each day to read. At least 30 minutes must be dedicated to a business or professional book.
- Map the Mind. Use mind mapping as an organizational tool. Even if the map changes quickly, use it as a focus tool.
- Work the Body. And you know what … whatever you define as “fit” is fine.
- Allow the Mistakes. It’s okay to be a little imperfect.
- Define the Person. Know who you are, including which traits are developing and which are just you. Articulate your leadership style, your boundaries of tolerance, and your values.
- Stretch the Imagination. Identify one creativity project each week. Using different parts of your brain brings a sense of whole-life living and encourages problem-solving in all areas.
- Drink the Wine. Use your social network. Indulge in relaxation. Keep up with your friends.
- Embrace the You. Like your mom used to say, just be yourself.
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Remember that early on in the Top Ten Productivity Tips series, I encouraged you to do what only you can do. Delegation helps that become reality. To learn the specifics of delegation, sign up for the 2-part teleseminar “Deputize…Then Delegate.” All of us have the option to deputize others to handle tasks, projects, and appearances in our stead. What some of us don’t have is a clear sense of who, what, when, where, why, and how to delegate.