It’s Thursday, kiddies: the day when I roll out a few things I’ve been reading over the past week. Three of ‘em, to be exact. Enjoy. (Remember: click on the bold print to read the entire article.)
To get very different people rallied around a common cause is a wonderful thing.
Above all, clarity around mission, vision, and strategy create alignment. The clearer you are, the stronger your team alignment will be. After all, if you’re not sure about your mission, vision, and strategy, your team never will be.
Initially, the clarity will have the potential to divide people. That’s simply what clarity does. Some might leave. Some might step back. But that’s okay.
What we think has a profound effect on what we do–even whether or not we put things off. Negative emotions are caused by negative thoughts that derail your ability to get things done, because faced with the thing you should do (clean the garage, write the proposal, apply for the job), you are so daunted or intimidated or tired that you’ll revert instead to tasks that you want to do–the feel-good activities (check Facebook, watch TV, lie down)–assuming you’ll feel better later to tackle the hard thing.
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