“I’m so sorry, I whispered before he could even say hello.” It was Sunday afternoon, and it was the third time I had to call. He graciously spoke what we both knew was technically true, “Karin, no worries, this is my job.” But it had been a long couple of weeks, and I knew he was tired.
I hated to keep pushing, but the business needs were real.
7 Ways to Counter Attack Tired
Be a leader that strengthen the mission AND the team. It’s wrong to live in a state of constant urgency, if that’s the scene, something’s wrong. Leaders must lead in seasons. But when the going get’s tough, it’s important to plan your triage.
1. Strategize Failure
The business needs this AND that. But …some battles will win the war. Help your team understand what matters most. Be frank about what can be lost without sacrificing your mission. Candor strengthens resolve. Empowering “less than perfect”, energizes the frontlines.
2. Visualize the Win
Help them build a team vision aligned with the strategy. Brainstorm creative tactics and alternative approaches. Encourage talents outside normal job descriptions that support the cause.
3. Speak to behaviors, not metrics
Too many metrics exhaust. Trend and study results, but coach to behaviors. identify the 2-3 most important behaviors that will impact results. Continue Reading…