Are YOU ready this month? (August, 2015) Well, you’re in for a treat: at Get Momentum, you’re going to explore the reason, strategy and tactics necessary to create an “empowering” workplace for yourself, and for others.
Efficient, Effective, Engaged, Empowering...
This month’s program is especially designed for those of you who work with a team. I’m talking to you if you’re at least somewhat responsible for watching the growth, development and goal-achievement process of colleagues or direct reports at work?
And, if you’re wondering, this ABSOLUTELY plays out at home as well.
Are you “on someone’s team” as they take on more and more responsibility and work on “their life’s work?”
In 1998, my step-mom, my aunt and my grandmother were all diagnosed with Breast Cancer. Yeah, it sucked. Over the subsequent 17 years, I’ve learned and re-learned one important lesson:
WHO we surround ourselves by will go the longest way in creating:
- Why we do what we do
- What we do
- When we do it
- How we are while we’re doing it
- Where we go about doing it
One of the (many) responsibilities of an effective leader is to “sense” when people around them are feeling (or acting) dis-empowered. It’s not always easy, in the day-to-day busy-ness of life, and the incredible pressures of managing life, to take the time to “listen intuitively” to notice whether or not people around you are giving their all, if they’re 100% “bought in” to your vision and the mission.
What if, instead of trying to guess, you simply start doing what you need to ensure that the people who work around you feel empowered, say they're engaged, work effectively and work efficiently. Look, your organization doesn’t have a “Productivity” problem; you have a “working-together-together” problem.
Credit to the Team
A credit to what I've learned from Jason and people in this group.
I went on a very nice vacation out of the office, and prior to leaving, set up a briefing for the day I returned. All plans were laid out.
The briefing was scheduled for 3:30 the day I got back. I finalized my prep, and then my boss walked in and said the brief had moved up to 1:30 and asked if I could rush my prep. Without hesitation I was able to say, "Yes, I'm ready."
The only way I was ready is due to the lessons I've learned from those around me, most especially those in this group.
Chief, Civil Engineering Operations Branch
Sharing my individual challenges with newfound friends really pushed my comfort zone. I was soon to realize that many have gone through the same challenges, sharing how they overcame them. My awareness of what I am doing, why I am doing it and how I communicate have grown exponentially, which has helped in all my relationships. It’s a wonderful kickstart of how to live with focus, productively and not just studying it.
Operations Manager & Loan Officer
San Luis Obispo, California
Get Momentum has helped me craft the lens that I use to create focus in not just my work but my life.
Cleveland Heights, Ohio