As I thought about the letter o and leadership as we start this last full week of work before the holidays the words opportunities, optimism and orientation.
For many businesses this many be the one time of year where they do shut down their operations for a few weeks, or more to a skeleton crew oer the holidays. Getting back to work in January often involves the orientation of new staff. one of last week's posts was on New Hire Orientation which you can read here.
As many of us turn our attention to planning at this time of year, it's an opportune time to take stock of the opportunities facing you in the coming year. This is one of the focus areas my Inner Biz Leader(TM) Virtual Business Planning Retreat (An On-demand program) explores. You can read more about the Virtual Retreat, and sign up here.
As you consider the coming year, what are your top 3 opportunities for 2015?
Optimism is one of the twenty one core competencies of emotional intelligence Martin Seligman studied optimism and found that it lead to higher performance rates in sales professionals. Some of his research concluded that those professionals who are optimistic handle rejection better. you can read more about it here.
What are you optimistic about next year? What has you learned from this year?
Have a great start to the week,
Jennifer Britton, MES, CPT, PCC
Supporting Team Leaders to do their best work, one conversation at a time
Coaching | Teamwork | Leadership
Author of From One to Many: Best Practices for Team and Group Coaching (Jossey-Bass, 2013)
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