Energy Management to Boost your Team Performance!!

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As team leaders we all want to do the best for our full team and its individual members.

We look at ways to encourage them, motivate them, and keep them focused on doing the best possible work. This is certainly the intent that each successful team leader holds for her or his team.

But most times, these are aspects of human behavior – both at an individual and at a group level – that many leaders have not understood. We essentially replicate what our leaders – especially our role models – have done for us in our own career. And, this is a great place to start!!

However, we tend to forget that the situation and context and work and life when we were in our early careers is very different from the people who report to us now. So, some of what we’re practicing may not be appropriate and may not be effective.

What will be very helpful for you as a team leader is to have some foundational understanding of human performance from the lens of psychology.

With this deeper understanding, it will be easier for you to then look at specific do’s and don’ts that work for your team and individual team members.

So, how can we help our team members achieve consistently high levels of performance and quality in what they do? And, to do this with psychological and physical efficiency…

Reference: Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning / National Strength and Conditioning Association; G. Gregory Haff & N. Travis Triplett – editors. Fourth edition. Chapter 8: Psychology of Athletic Preparation and Performance.

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Talking about Difficult Stuff: Tips for Couples and Partners!!

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Welcome to the last conversation (episode 3) we’re having in this series on strengthening the relationship between couples or partners.

In the two previous episodes, we’ve spoken about establishing or re-establishing the foundation for a good relationship between the two of you, and we’ve looked at ways to have some meaningful conversations.

Let’s talk today about talking about some difficult things for the couple/partners.

Our goal is not to have a perfect solution, or to establish a process that must be followed irrespective of what’s happening.. because by definition, during difficult times, the established patterns are shaken.

However, if you’ve done some talking and thinking around how you both will deal with these issues, then it will be so much easier to support the other, or even recover if one has blown it completely.            

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Setting the FOUNDATION to be a COUPLE or PARTNERS (Part 2 of a 3 part series)

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Let’s continue our conversation on strengthening the relationship between couples or partners. This is the second part of a 3 part series on (Re) Igniting your relationship.

Our focus today is on setting a strong foundation for the relationship between couples and partners. So, if you’ve not listened to part 1 of this series, I encourage you to listen to part 1 also.  

Now, most couples start a relationship – either by active choice or by passive acceptance – without too much thought of some basic processes in managing the relationship.

More often than not, cultural norms shape what the roles of the partners are; or the couple figures it out by trial and error.

But what if, the couple had a conversation about some foundational processes of living together? Would that not minimize a lot of confusion and heartburn?

So, here are some areas that both of you should have a conversation on.

It doesn’t  matter if you’re just getting together or if you have been together for some time. It’s always wise to re-look at how roles and expectations change along with life phase.

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(Re) IGNITING your RELATIONSHIP as a COUPLE!!

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Till you meet that special person, life seems a bit less grounded or unstable. And, then you finally meet that special person and it’s rainbows and rosesat least in the movies, and perhaps in real life as well.

Now, time goes on and the relationship which was wild and passionate and adventurous tends to mature into a peace-filled pace that we enjoy. There is a maturity in the relationship that moves from being a fizzy soda to the deeper roundedness of a single malt.  Well, at least for some of us!! Or certainly, if you’re reading the right romantic novel or watching a happy romcom.

Now, just hold on.. till now I’ve painted a very cynical picture of relationships. What if I told you that there was a way in which the rainbow and roses can actually be part of your relationship.. not in a fictional way, but in a very real way that works for you and your partner.

So, let’s talk about these practices today.. And, if you’re just starting out with that special person in your life or if you’ve been in a relationship for some, here are some easy to do practices that can IGNITE or RE-IGNITE the love, respect and affection that is integral to mature and successful relationships.

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At the CROSSROADS in your LIFE or CAREER? How to THINK when you‘re at the Crossroad!!

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There is certainly one place that nearly all of us have been at.. and that is at the crossroads!!

The Crossroad (s)  is the place and or time in our life when we’re not sure of how to proceed, in which direction to go, or what to do next…  

The pathways are conflicting, there is no certainty, there’s lots of confusion, and not enough data. And, if this point in time and space occurs when one is also dealing with emotional turbulence then, it’s that much harder and scarier…  

This is the time we wish we had someone who could tell us what the best choice is.. which is the road to take… or could provide us with some assurance of success. Unfortunately, by definition,  this peace of mind does not exist at the crossroads.

So for those of us who are at a crossroad in our life.. let’s talk about a way to think about the choices that are before us, in a holistic way.

 

Reference:   Krogerus, Mikael; Tschäppeler, Roman. The Decision Book: Fifty Models for Strategic Thinking (Fully Revised Edition) (pp. 78-79). W. W. Norton & Company. Kindle Edition.

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Leadership Development: 5 Questions to ask your MENTOR or SENIOR LEADER!!

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As a talented and ambitious professional, you’re committed to your learning and development. You’re probably attending as many programs online or reading material or getting certifications as you can. And, this is a required and integral part of your development.. However, this gives you only explicit or technical knowledge.

There is another aspect of your learning and development that you need to focus on.. and this is getting tacit knowledge or wisdom… especially to manage your career, navigate organizational dynamics, learn some tricks of the trade and so on. And, this wisdom is not there in books or courses.  It is in the minds and hearts of senior leaders and successful people who are ahead of you in the journey.

So, in our conversation today, let’s talk about 5 questions that you can ask your senior colleagues – from your own company or your connections from different organizations. You can use these questions to have very effective conversations with your mentors – both formal and informal. And, you can use these questions to have a deep conversation with any senior stakeholder that you have an opportunity to have a one on one with.

 

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Preparing for a meeting with your Big BOSS!! Boss Ka BOSS!!

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Ever so often managers and leaders have the opportunity to meet with their senior colleagues from the executive level. This could be a VIP visit to the site, or at the Board meeting or some launch event and so on…

Most times, YOU – the young and upcoming leader – are not able to really take advantage of the air time or personal face time with the senior leader.

In some cases, YOU essentially stay quiet and let the boss speak, or you just listen and nod and smile, or you let some other upstart steal the spotlight.

Now, even if this has happened in the past, let’s talk about what you can do to make a meeting with a senior executive – the boss ka boss – an opportunity where you can gain visibility, make an impact, and be seen as someone who can add value and thought leadership. And, the best news is that you can do this in ways that are authentic to your personality.

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LEADERSHIP: Post COVID!! Strategies to LEAD your TEAM back on Track!!

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The last couple of years have been particularly difficult for team leaders at all levels. The way we’ve lead teams all these years in our career has been completely disrupted and we’ve had to adjust to using virtual mode as our only option.

However, there is some down side in terms of zoom fatigue, endless virtual meetings and calls, erosion or home and work boundary, and disruption of geographic time management.

There is an overwhelming sense of tiredness and fatigue that has crept in because of the lack of separation between work and personal life.  Therefore, as a leader or manager –  there is a challenge now for you to drive performance with your team members.

So, in our conversation today, let’s discuss some ways that you can push for performance; these ideas are drawn from behavior change science and are the foundational practices in leadership.

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Strategies for Each Phase of the PERSONAL CHANGE PROCESS!! (Part 2)

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In our conversation today, we’re talking about specific strategies that you can use in each phase of the personal change process.

This is part 2 of our series on understanding the personal change process, so if you’ve not listened to part 1; then you’ll find it really helpful to listen to that first and then come back to this episode.

We’ve understood what each one is in our last episode, so today, my focus is to share with you some do’s and don’ts for each stage so that you can support YOURSELF or someone else effectively. 

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Understanding Your PERSONAL CHANGE PROCESS!! Ajay Nangalia PhD PCC

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So, you’ve been wanting to start to make changes in your lifestyle for quite some time now. But, something always comes up OR  the timing just doesn’t seem to be right.

And Unfortunately, when we’re unable to move towards the personal changes that we aspire to make, we start Judging ourselves:  I just don’t have the discipline, I control myself..    Or, we condemnourselves … I’m such a loser…  or just feel really terrible or guilty and so on.

None of these states are helpful for you to move ahead, and can keep you locked into a maladaptive pattern of behavior.

However, if you were to understand – based on a research model – what you’re experiencing about the personal change you aspire to make…. then it’s easier to find ways to find more effective ways of supporting yourself.  That’s what we’re talking about today!!

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