Admit to yourself that you have weaknesses and if they hold you back, go and fix them. Don’t try to turn them into strengths, but get the basic competence, so the weakness doesn’t drag you down.
Technology is making us listen less. Learn to put down your device, disconnect from the internet and have a real human conversation. Listen to whoever you are talking with, don’t interrupt, don’t think about what you are about to answer, just listen.
While energy leads to excitement, clarity of purpose leads to inspiration. Once you are inspired and understand the purpose, once you are clear on values, you need to make them actionable, and that means using verbs.
Self-control is beneficial for those who use reason as a primary tool for decision-making, but may have a less positive effect on those who use emotions when making decisions.
Don’t get caught in some of the most frequent pitfalls like doing things the way you have always done, not listening, trying to take action too quickly without understanding the environment, learning the wrong things, setting unrealistic expectations, or trying to do too many things in parallel. A thoughtful, well-planned approach will pay dividends.
Gratitude can significantly increase the quality of your life and the lives of those around you. It makes us more optimistic, less materialistic, and less self-centered.
The easiest way to resist is to design your environment in a way that you remove as many temptations as possible and make it easy for you to enact the behavior you want. Routinize your life with the right default options.
For better self-control remove temptations from your environment, routinize your life with the right default options, set the right goals and remove as much short-term decision-making as possible, remove options and possibilities to deviate from the desired course of action, and remind yourself what someone like you does or doesn’t do.
When leading with compassion, you do what is right regardless of what people may think of you. You stand up for the truth rather than trying to please everyone. You are compassionate and kind, yet you maintain high expectations. You support others rather than punish them. You do what is necessary rather than what is easy.
If you worry about employee productivity while working from home, then work on your own personal and professional development as a manager and a leader so you build enough confidence in yourself that you can lead with trust.