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- Change Management / Organizational Change
- Mental Health / Psychology
- Overcoming Adversity
- Personal Growth
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Dr. Michelle Rozen The Change Doctor
Effective time management is about being the master of your time rather than a slave to time-wasting. Knowing how to manage time is critical to success on any level- personal, professional, and organizational.
Many leaders are dealing with employees that are burned out. They are working at home due to school restrictions for their children. There are additional changes within the company, plus many on the home front.
One of my all-time favorite sentences is, “things are never as good as you think and never as bad as you think.” I kept reminding myself of that sentence this week. Let's put our chins up, everyone. This, too, shall pass. We need to regain our inner strength, our hope for better days, and our belief in ourselves that we are strong and we are going to win this.
Most organizations don't even start talking about their team members' ability to embrace change until there is a major change such as organizational restructuring, a merger or acquisition, or significant leadership changes. This is a common mistake shared by many, in times where frequent change has become the norm. Embracing change is not something that can be expected of team members. Without the wider organization-wide understanding that embracing change and thriving through it is an essential part of the company's DNA and what gives it its competitive edge.
One of the most common concerns that I hear from leaders is that working with difficult people consumes both time and energy, and risks the team's success.The struggle to deal with people is a struggle that we all experience. After all, isn't life challenging enough without having to deal with having to deal with motivating challenging team members?
Do you ever feel like you are always saying yes? Do you find it really hard to say no, especially without feeling bad about it afterward? Finally, do you find yourself putting your own priorities aside while saying yes to others? They're asking you for something, and you feel like if you say no they're going to resent you. So you're tempted to say yes even though you don't want to. Ever been there? We all have. I am going to show you five ways to say no without feeling bad about it.
How do leaders and managers differ? Leaders know how to Hit the Change Button. Managers oftentimes struggle with exactly that. While managers are excellent at managing procedures, leaders excel in knowing how to initiate change, how to lead through change and how to grow through change in the face of a competitive market and a rapidly changing world.
Managing time effectively is in fact managing our life efficiently. Getting our work done, getting our chores done, finding time to work out, finding time for our kids, finding time for our spouses and for ourselves, finding time to read, educate ourselves and grow. You can always say “I can't.” But, can you find a way, or is it just not important enough and just ends up slipping away from your schedule?
Change interferes with autonomy and can make people feel that they've lost control over their territory and power. It also creates excess uncertainty. If change feels extremely uncertain, then people will reject it. People will often prefer to remain in misery than to head toward an unknown. In life in general, as much as in the workplace, we all need a sense of safety. Oftentimes with the change, much unknown creates much irritability. Here is what you can do, as a leader, to help.
Are you struggling to get people on board when it comes to embracing change in your organization? If you're nodding your head you're not alone. Two brutal facts: One, Change is the new normal for leadership success and all leaders must accept this fact. And two – studies continue to suggest that close to 70% of organizational change efforts lead fall under the category of unsuccessful outcome. So how can you work with people's brains to make change easier? And how do you get your team within the 30%?