The workday reality for the majority of us is one full of distraction and interruption.
Our schedules are dictated by emails, meetings and the small, urgent tasks that pop up daily.
The opportunity for focused, productive time is unfortunately few and far between.
In my latest episode of the Influence & Impact for Female Leaders podcast, I interviewed Alicia Navarro the founder and CEO of FLOWN. They’re on a mission to help knowledge workers create deep work spaces to get significant work done, be more creative and take joy in the journey.
Deep work is focused, uninterrupted time where you’re working on something challenging, significant or you’re having a learning experience.
Alicia’s shared that deep work based in the idea that:
“When you get opportunities to work in an...
As a leader approaching team building proactively and creating an environment that allows everyone to flourish is a very powerful skill to learn.
A great way to start is sitting down with your team and deciding what your definition of a successful team looks like. Together you can set your visions, values and culture and use these to guide all your work both individually and collectively.
Listen to my podcast episode - The Secrets to Leading Successful Teams – for some practical exercises on how you can do this.
Make a difference to how your team comes together and build your skill as a leader with these 6 essential responsibilities for leading a successful team:
In your team, everybody needs to be clear on where the team is going together and where they fit into that individually. It’s simply making sure that everyone knows what they’re working...
I believe it is and I have a simple message... it’s time to stop working so hard and look at a new way to approach leadership.
Perhaps we can all take a leaf out of Warren Buffet’s empty diary. One of the most successful businessmen in the world prioritises space in his workday and lives by the idea that busy is the new stupid.
The current way work is designed promotes a culture of productivity and teaches us to value ourselves based on how much work we can get done. Our to do lists have taken on a life of their own!
I work with female leaders who come to me close to burnout because of the pressure, overtime and overinvestment they feel that is an unavoidable part of their role.
This week on my podcast, I explored whether we have an addiction to productivity and revisited the idea that working harder is not that answer. You can listen to the full...