Two PowerPlays to Help You Win the Year
Has 2021 gone the way you expected? Did you achieve everything you wanted for yourself, at home and at work? As we head into the final quarter of the year, now is the perfect time to take a moment to reflect, assume accountability for any stalled progress, and take steps to make sure you’re on track.
If you’re not where you thought you’d be, ask yourself now: What adjustments do I need to make to end this year strong and in the best position for 2022?
Make the most of the next three months with these two PowerPlays™.
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PLAY(s) OF THE WEEK
POWERPLAY™ #20 DEAR ME
How to Write a New Year’s Resolution for Better Results
Since I shared this PowerPlay™ with you last December, have you taken the time to reflect on your own letter? With only three months left in 2021, it’s time to reflect on where you are now – as a leader and in your personal life, versus where you expected to be. Consider the progress you have made, and how you have handled the continued disruption that 2021 brought you.
POWERPLAY™ #26 AFTER ACTION REVIEW
The AAR improves team performance better than a typical “Lessons Learned,” because of the additional questions it asks. The AAR begins with this question: “What did we expect to happen?” By placing an emphasis on expectations, the question reframes our thinking to the original plan, assumptions, and ideas. It identifies what occurred “as expected” and “what didn’t go as expected,” enabling the team to capture how to repeat the good and correct the bad.
- Read your Dear Me letter. Review the questions and your answers and assess your progress.
- If you did not write a Dear Me letter, focus on how you feel you’re doing toward achieving your goals. Consider all facets—personally, at work, and with your team. Use these to build upon for 2022.
WHAT I’M EXPLORING
- As we consider how to best Lead for Tomorrow, look for revolutionary industry solutions. Last week I keynoted a Home Builders Association summit. Think about how something like graphene, which is explored in this fascinating video, is impacting the construction industry. What changes are disrupting your industry and how can you use the opportunity to thrive?
- How things change… At the onset of the pandemic, turnover was fueled by widespread layoffs during shutdowns, with millions losing their job in a matter of weeks. Now, we’re in the midst of the “Great Resignation” and companies are plagued by churn. This article from Bloomberg breaks down what’s happening
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