How to reclaim your creativity, conquer busyness, do your best work, and be your best self
If you feel like you’re constantly reacting and don’t have a moment to think about what you’re doing, much less why you’re doing it, this episode is for you. Juliet Funt gives you practical suggestions (as well as the permission) to regain control of your workday, create the space you need in order to do your best work and lead your team well. It’s time to reclaim your energy, creativity, and brilliance – it all starts by finding your minute to think.
A Minute to Think
3:55 – The importance of self-awareness and progress in your leadership development.
5:20 – The permission to have time that doesn’t have a specific assignment. It’s like oxygen for a fire – without that sort of time, the fire of your productivity and creativity will go out.
7:52 – The challenges and negative side-effects of all the productivity short-cuts you might take.
8:50 – Why mindless busyness is counterproductive and illogical.
10:03 – Next, we look at the pervasive “culture of insatiability” and how it precludes us from doing the work that actually makes a difference.
12:18 – What is white space and why it is a competitive advantage for leaders who ensure it exists for themselves and their teams.
13:10 – Four ways that giving yourself unscheduled time will benefit your leadership, your team, your health, and your productivity.
16:38 – A practical example of an innovative team member who was innovative because he regularly had a minute to think. But he lost his creativity when he joined the innovation team. Why?
18:32 – Next, we look at how you can get started with a tool called “the wedge.”
22:29 – Then we look at meetings and how to ensure they are a good use of time for you and your team.
26:56 – Next you get another practical tip to avoid sucking away people’s time in meetings.
32:49 – Then, we take a look at the four most common thiefs of time. These are positive attributes of most leaders that have a shadow side. They’ll derail you if you’re not careful.
47:09 – Finally, we discuss how to say “no” elegantly – in ways that serve your leadership, your team, and even your boss.