As some of you may know, support around performance improvement – on the individual, team and organizational level – has been a significant part of my work and our focus here at Potentials Realized since 2004. This takes us into a range of conversations from a focus on team effectiveness to discussion around work-life issues to support to project management.
In these 19 posts over the Tuesdays and Wednesdays in December 2018 and January 2019 I will be lasering into 19 discrete focus areas which can be looked at step-by-step or independently. Depending on how you work and what your style is, you may want to look at each one of these daily or on a weekly basis.
1. Have a clear vision.
The starting point for our 19 productivity hacks for 2019 starts with the big picture. What’s your vision? As Seneca wrote during the times of Ancient Greece,
“To the person who does not know where (S)he wants to go there is no favorable wind”
In other words, without a clear vision it’s hard to get where you want to go.
Creating a vision at this time of year is not just a nice-to-do activity, it is an essential productivity measure as it gets us clear on where we want to go.
Visioning work doesn’t have to take a long time, in fact, you might only dedicate 10 -15 minutes to the activity. Since 2014 I’ve offered up a short 10 minute vision audio for leaders, entrepreneurs and other professionals to listen to. Grab a pen and you can listen in here.
If you prefer to free-style it, set your timer to write and complete the statement
It’s December 31 2019 and……
Provide details about what you are doing this year, what you are focusing on, what’s working and what’s not.
You might also want to use these questions as a prompt. Consider these questions
It is December 31, 2019 and you are reflecting back on the year that was.
- What your successes have been?
- Where your focus has been?
- What products or services have you been focusing on offering?
- Who have you have been working with?
- What’s been happening?
- What have you taken a stand for?
- What have you become known for?
- What have been the major milestones?
- What goals have you achieved?
- What’s your vision for the new year? If you haven’t had time to think about it, now’s the time?
Author of multiple books including Effective Virtual Conversations (2017), Coaching Business Builder (2018) and From One to Many: Best Practices for Team and Group Coaching (2013)
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