Being in the business world is a lot like being a performing artist.
Successful performers - actors, athletes, ballet dancers, musicians - practice continually. They have a vision for excellence. They know what they want to accomplish. They seek teachers and coaches to help them discover and grow.
They are trained to pay attention to their emotions, energy and confidence. At show time, they make a decision and enter their stage to perform or compete, regardless of how confident they feel at that moment. We can learn from them.
Making decisions is a vital part of moving forward in everyday business and life. Talking regularly with executives across multiple industries I hear the same comments from all:
People are challenged to make decisions.
Indecision brings significant costs to both the organization and the individual. Organizations lose revenue. Individuals feel devalued. Their engagement with their work decreases, becoming another significant expense for the organization.
Many factors go into making decisions and one key factor is often overlooked.
Managing your emotions is required to make decisions.
What does it take to be an effective decision-maker?
Continually growing your confidence and ability to focus, plus managing your energy is key to working smarter and enjoying greater fulfillment.
Sound like common sense? Perhaps - but it's not common practice.
Are you charged with leading a team?
If so, you have a lot on your shoulders.
The continual rise and use of data analytics, plus the emergence of the organization as a social enterprise, requires higher levels of team engagement, communication, and collaboration than ever before.
- Are you continually growing your skills to lead in this demanding era?
- Are your team members committed, engaged, and excited about working with you?
- Are you enjoying your leadership role?
Gigi, as an unbiased, external partner plays a key role ensuring you put your best self forward, every day.