A quick side observation before we put a bow on our algorithm work:
Yesterday my cousin texted me from his patio in Arizona where it was sunny and 104°. At my house, it was in 64° with thunderstorms. This made me think about how much our contexts (weather, relationships, health, work pressures) influence our moods, attitudes, and even actions. This is significant when so many of us are working in completely different contexts (my home is not the same as your home). Today, be mindful of how your context is influencing you and how someone else’s context is influencing them. Consider taking an extra 30 seconds on the front end of your 10th Zoom meeting and ask, “how are you?” and mean it.
Yesterday we reviewed key questions strategic leaders ask themselves before dealing with an issue and when deciding on what actions to take. I concluded by noting that if you only took one thing away from this week, it should be asking this question when first confronted with an issue:
What’s the problem?
This question changes everything because it forces us to be intentional!
It’s Friday, which means you should be reflecting on your leadership. Here are some questions to get you started. As you responded to issues this past week, did you…
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Do good and be well,