Week of 1/28/24

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Morning Minute 1/30/24

“Whom Would You Choose?”

Your team needs new leadership.

You have a choice between either a coaching leader or an adaptive leader.

Which leadership style would facilitate the best results for your team?

Although they are similar, let’s examine how these leadership approaches differ;

COACH LEADER: This leadership style is focused on remaking the team to execute the methods prescribed by the coach. The coach prioritizes personal development by creating a culture of continuous improvement. By requiring skill development and personal accountability, the coach pushes each team member to develop their full potential. The coach accomplishes remaking the team with direct, clear, and immediate communication, active listening, and constructive feedback.

This style helps team members uncover their strengths, weaknesses, and areas for possible improvement. The primary goal of the coach is to create a self-sustaining team made up of individuals capable of adapting to challenges. This coach pushes them to work together to achieve their mission, as they reach their personal goals.

ADAPTIVE LEADER: These leaders adjust their style to utilize the current skill levels of each individual team member. They leverage their unique capabilities as they tailor their approach to individual team member development. They provide a mutually beneficial environment by fostering a sense of belonging and unity.

This style facilitates open communication channels ensuring that team members feel both heard and understood. These leaders adapt their style based on both individual needs and the goals of the team as a whole. This flexibility allows the adaptive leader to leverage these current skill levels, enhancing both productivity and innovation.   

To maximize beneficial results using both coaching and adaptability, consider combining these 3 collaborative actions:

a) Identify and develop the individual strengths and skills of each team member.

b) Encourage individual improvements as you have the team members collaborate with each other. This creates both individual accountability and group responsibility.

c) Foster a culture of team adaptability to meet new opportunities and challenges. Then promote the development of each team member, to achieve your mission.

Your team would best be served by selecting a leader who has both coaching and adaptive approaches to team building. That would provide you with the greatest possible success.

However, if you must choose between these 2 leadership styles…

“Whom Would You Choose?” or rather,

“Which Leadership Style Best Describes You?

That is today’s Morning Minute!

Morning Minute: 2/2/24

Morning Minute 2/02/24

“How Your Structure Supports Growth!”

We are all very busy!

Plus, we all want tomorrow to be better than today!

You need structure to slay the time dragon.

I had the good fortune of training under a man who shared how to use this structure daily in order to get things done. Let’s examine the 5 building blocks of this structure.

ORGANIZE: Keep a pad or notebook with you during the day. On this pad, your need to have written down the tasks you scheduled for today. As you see other tasks that need to be accomplished, add these to the list you created. This list is your daily task bible. Keep it with you all day.

SCHEDULE: After putting all these tasks on your list, enter the deadline for each item. For instance, you have 2 scheduled meetings tomorrow. Put the time allotted for each on your schedule. You may have other items that do not have a deadline.  Schedule the rest of the items on your list, in the order that you want to accomplish them.    

EXECUTE: Be accountable for getting these tasks completed. Remember that the reason you are using this system is to get control of the “time dragon. Because you have your plan in writing, you have a guide to keep you on track. Using your list, you will not miss doing something unless you neglected to write it down.

When you complete a task, cross it off with a single line so you can see that it is done. You may be pulled away by events or people during your day. Once that issue is resolved, go back to your list, and pick up where you left off. Be sure to schedule some down time so you can rest. By not scheduling down time, you run the risk of being overwhelmed.

REVIEW: At day’s end, review your list. What did you accomplish? What did you not accomplish? How can you stay focused in order to do better? Who do you need to get involved to help you achieve your goals?

REPEAT: Begin again by organizing and scheduling tomorrow’s tasks.

This process: Organize, Schedule, Execute, Review, and Repeat; is designed to make you more productive. Using this process also allows you to schedule some down time to refresh and renew. Because your list is visual, it is easier to stay focused and on track.

If you want to slay the time dragon,” get more things accomplished by meeting your deadlines, stay organized so that you are both focused and productive, and have more enjoyable family time, you need this process!


This is how: Your Structure Promotes Growth!

That is today’s Morning Minute.

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