For many, year end transition to the New Year manifests poignant reflection on where we’ve excelled and where we have opportunities and commitment to grow. In this incredibly challenging time to succeed, each of us will need to:
- Carefully examine our rapidly changing landscapes to see today’s accurate reality;
- Operate with high levels of integrity, honesty, and transparency while living the values of organizations with which we choose to affiliate to build greater levels of trust;
- Be keenly aware of stakeholders’ needs and sensitivities to become leaders that employees choose to follow;
- Ensure our minds are open to hear and consider new perspectives, approaches, and innovations and openly discuss why we may conclude they will or will not be our best option… building staff knowledge, understanding, and sense of being valued;
- Keep our strengths (and egos) ‘in check’ to avoid their becoming our blindspots and foibles; and
- Focus on what’s truly important in the midst of escalating distractions and information overload to make prudent and timely decisions in a pitching sea of ambiguity and change.