A Quick Minute+ Motivator Video for You and Your Team
by Keynote Speaker Jean Gatz
Summer’s over. Now’s the time to refocus on your personal productivity. You know how difficult it is to work on a project, plan an event, or make a decision when several of the people on your committee are on vacation. You send out an email asking for their input and the majority of responses are auto-responders informing you that the recipient is out of the office for another week. Or maybe they’re physically present but mentally in “vacation” mode. (For some people, that’s a year-round mindset!)
So what’s been on your “to-do” list for a while? What have you been putting off until everyone is back in “work mode”? What’s one Action Step you can take to wrap up some projects that have been “on hold”? And just think how satisfied and productive you will feel when you can cross that project off your list.
For many adults, September does mean “going back to school.” If you’ve made the commitment to continue your education while holding down your job, I congratulate you! And you’re smart to be thinking ahead and gaining more valuable skills that will help ensure your future employability and marketability in these uncertain times. Even if you’re not enrolled in a formal academic program now, you know that lifelong learning never ends. A “back to school” mindset can help you focus on your own lifelong learning.
What will you do this year to increase your knowledge and skills? How will you accomplish your job with new and creative ideas? The Positive Impact Quiz on my website has lots of good ideas you can use to bring more value to your job and your organization, so YOU will be the person every successful company fights to keep. What is one commitment you will make – one Action Step you will take as this new school year begins? Consider it your ongoing “homework assignment” until we meet again!
If you’re in a leadership position you have an added responsibility. You know how frustrating it is to do your job when you don’t have the resources, support, systems, policies and procedures in place to help you be successful. Your employees face the same frustrations every day. You don’t have to send all your employees back to school. But think about it. As a leader, what are you doing to help your people get better at what they do? What could you do to lift morale, boost productivity, improve attitudes and sharpen skills so they can bring more value to your organization? You might be surprised at the simple things you can do that will help them be more successful. And when they are more successful, so are you. And so is your bottom line.
All right – put your thinking caps on and happy learning!