When is the last time you worked through your list of key tasks, goals, and your overall plan? These are the things you said you would do; the things you know need attention; and most importantly, they are the things others are expecting you to do. The worst mistake is to delay doing this when times are tough. That is the exact time when you need to refocus and crush the noise. procrastination should be our only enemy.
The addition of some outside auditors is key as well. How refreshing is it when someone on your team asks “what can I be doing better?” When is the last time you asked your mentors, peers, etc. what you can be doing better? Ask and they will answer. It takes guts to ask someone where you are failing in their eyes, but it is in many cases the quickest way to uncover a needed course correction.
Donny Barstow has been with MCCi since 2000 and currently serves as President of the company. He has a Management Information Systems B.S. from Florida State University, and an MBA from University of Florida. Donny has been involved in leadership all his life. Starting with being the team captain in sports, to being the President of his fraternity at FSU, all the way to being an influential and motivating leader at MCCi. He is very active and dedicated to his leadership philosiphies. He is the Founder of TYEO (Tallahassee Young Entrepreneurs Organization), a recent graduate from Leadership Tallahassee, and is counted on for his weekly inspirational leadership notes. This blog is dedicated to educating and collaborating with others on the definition of leadership and what it takes to be a great leader.
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