In recent months we’ve been bombarded with the phrase “we are all in this together.” Not only does it relate to the world at large it can also relate to the organization where we work. In speaking with a colleague earlier this week she made an interesting statement: even though we are all in this together we are in different boats. Some people are in an inflatable raft, some in a cabin cruiser or some a yacht. When we work for an organization its true as well. Think of the place you work for as the body of water and your role in the organization is the boat you are guiding to get you to the destination.
We all face stormy weather and how we navigate the storm is independent of the type of vessel you are guiding the difference is how you guide the craft. The way you pilot your boat is what will make the difference in the outcome of your day, your month, your career, not the type of boat you are steering. Without the skill, knowledge, and ability (SKA’s) to sail stormy seas, you will run aground even if you are in the most expensive yacht. Are you willing make the time to improve your SKA’s? Your investment in your SKA’s is what will give you the ability to successfully guide your boat to its destination.
Here are some suggestions:
- Listen to podcasts or the read the blog posts of leaders in your industry.
- Let me recommend Michelle L. Steffes podcast: Your Journey to Greatness Through Routine. Here is a link:https://ipvconsulting.com/podcastpage/
- Take time each day to disconnect from news and social media.
- Create a plan to strengthen areas in which you already excel.
- And of course find time for self-care using things like meditation and exercise.
What strategies do you use to continue to be your best and guide your career to its maximum potential? Post those ideas here.