When you have a mile-long to-do list, it's easy to push strategic thinking to the bottom of the list. That mistake might not show up today, but will absolutely show up a year from now. In this video, learn how to carve out intentional thinking time in an always-on world and explore tips for leveraging that time to make a big impact on your team.
(upbeat music) … - With leadership comes a lot … of new responsibility. … You have things to do, performance evaluations, … hiring, strategic objectives. … It's really easy to become overwhelmed. … - It is and it's a challenge we face too here … at McLeod & More. … I think everyone faces it even if you're leading … without necessarily formal authority. … You want to get a lot of things done. … You want to check things off your to-do list … and thinking time is something that can easily fall … to the bottom. … - It can and so you want to carve it out. … And sometimes, it's even just … five minutes makes the difference. … You know, there's a reason that you come up … with some of your best ideas in the shower. … (laughs) It's because you're free of distractions. … - You're without your cellphone, … hopefully. - That's right. … And so one of the things is, … if you've got some car time, use that to think. … The other thing is, schedule yourself … at least five minutes before important moments …
- Aligning your team and setting goals
- Holding high-impact one-on-ones
- Delivering feedback
- Navigating team conflict and change
- Recruiting talent
- Leading through disruption