Many of the activities associated with today’s world (especially the business world) can be challenging for introverts. It is therefore extremely important for introverts to build an armoury of strategies that help them to cope, and ideally to thrive, in this kind of environment.
At Altris we are all about sharing useful information to save you time trawling through the many pieces of information that come into your inbox everyday. I came across an interesting article on Women’s Agenda, written by Gillian Franklin, Director of The Heat Group, which shares the results of a recent Heat Group Poll, looking… Read more
To paraphrase Dolly Parton; ‘sometimes its hard to be a leader’.The joy of leadership lies in chosing to do all those things that are hard at the time, and seeing the outcome of those choices come to fruition months later.So when you look at it that way, being a leader is only as hard as you want to make it.
Saying No can be a Big Yes
Saying ‘no’ is harder in a ‘jittery’ climate of organisational restructures. We’re keen to keep our jobs but then we make the leap between saying ‘no’ and losing our jobs. However, saying ‘no’ to more work is part of self-leadership because it is linked with job effectiveness.
Saying ‘no’ is easier when we: are crystal clear on our job purpose; understand our personal purpose and do more of our ‘sweet spot’ activities; know and spend the bulk of our time on our high leverage activities; sort out in our own head that ‘doing it all’ does not equate to feeling valued; set boundaries and expectations clearly with others; jointly find solutions; are proactive in managing changing priorities.
There is no one thing that will get us saying ‘no’ but a clear head, underpinned by a sense of purpose and progress makes it far easier to say ‘no’ in a jittery employment environment.
Have you ever noticed when you talk to a professional mum, in some form, the notion of guilt arises. In fact talking to most mothers there is an element of guilt, whether they have returned to paid employment, considering it, or choosing to stay at home. Mums and guilt seem to go hand in hand…. Read more