I think we should all stop trying to fit in and be more true to ourselves. But don’t mistake being yourself and being unique with permission to be obnoxious. That would be missing the point. We can embrace our uniqueness while also being fully responsible for the impact we have on others. Here’s how…
At the end of the year, we turn inward and consider New Year’s Resolutions. This reflection can be powerful, but let’s face it, it is often superficial. Life isn’t about losing another 10 pounds, running a marathon, or finally learning how to play the guitar. While those things might bring you a measure of satisfaction, they are not life altering.
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People tells us that we need to focus on important things before the urgent things. We are all waiting for that elusive, magical moment when we have more time, when things get easier, when today’s crisis is over and done with. That is a fantasy that is never going to happen.
“How do I know if my employees’ priorities align with the organization?” This is a question Andy Bailey gets asked a lot. When an entire company is aligned around a few top priorities, each person on the team understands how his role fits into the bigger picture of the organization’s goals. And the company hits its goals a lot more often.