Thursday, January 31, 2013

Searching For A Better Way

As leaders and managers, we are in back to back meetings every day of the week with a cup of coffee in one hand and a stack of files, lap top or iPad in the other. As we race to the next meeting, our smart phones are chirping away, reminding us that we have more e-mails and text messages to read, phone messages to listen to, and assorted other meeting and deadline reminders to recall. With no time to go to the bathroom, let alone coach, think strategically, or plan for operational improvements, we just keep moving forward, hoping that tomorrow will be better than today. As one executive told me recently, “If this is success, it sucks!”

Every day of the week, we live an overcrowded life wishing and searching for a better way to lead and manage. We also are smart enough to know that it will take a great deal of learning, patience and effort to change. The first step to breaking out of this pattern begins with accepting there is a problem and then choosing to live less in the “everything will get done at the last minute” way of life. It also begins with structured learning.

One place many people have turned to over the years is the From Vision to Action Leadership Training. Here, they learn new ways to deal with old problems and successful ways to deal with new problems. Through comprehensive training that meets once a quarter and a set of structured readings in between, participants gain the skills and perspective to become better leaders, who make better plans and who implement those plans even when they have to run into the normal but difficult stages of organizational change. 

If you are tired of running in circles and sitting in non-productive meetings, then please click on the following link: Racing hither and yon can be exhausting. There is a better way of leading.  I hope you can join us in March for the 2013 From Vision to Action Leadership Training.

Geery Howe, M.A. Consultant, Executive Coach, Trainer in Leadership, Strategic Planning and Organizational Change Morning Star Associates 319 - 643 - 2257

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