Experience from learning how to play the guitar causes some reflection on the typical approach to development of leadership / business skills. A spaced / coaching approach is more likely to deliver results than an immersion approach.
Time spent developing our Positive Intelligence Quotient (PQ) can deliver increased happiness, improved sales, better relationships, higher performance in teams etc. Doing so requires the application of some simple mindfulness type techniques.
Achieving ‘Flow’ in what we do can be helped by a number of different elements. Taking time to reflect on which of these works for us gives us the opportunity to replicate the effect more often.
It is important to get clear on the benefits you will get from applying some new tools or learning – so that when it gets hard back in the ‘real world’ you will have something to remind you why it’s important to make the time to apply the new approach.
Many of us have a tendency to be very critical of our own performance and to set higher standards for ourselves than we would ever expect from colleagues or team members. This can lead to a feeling that we are not performing to a high enough standard.
There are strategies that can be followed to reduce the impact of this type of thinking.