In my final post in my six part series, I summarize everything into what I was driving our team towards: perfection. Out of the six posts in this series, this is the one I have thought about the most in terms of disagreeing with myself after reflection. Like the rest of the posts, let’s start off with this part of my “words of wisdom” email. Read more
Monthly Archives: December 2017
In part five of my six part series, I am going to talk about how to focus on the right solution: people, process, or technology. I personally find this topic interesting because I spent much of my career as a people leader in a technology role and I have a process engineering background. Putting these three experiences together has given me an interesting insight into applying these three topics to leadership and process improvement. Like the previous posts, let’s start with the part of my “words of wisdom email” I sent to my team and then I will reflect back on it.
As I mentioned in my post The Three Books Every Aspiring Leader Should Read, Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People is one of the foundational books all leaders should read. One of the topics discussed in the book is the emotional bank account. When I first read about this topic, it was nothing that really stuck out to me. I originally looked at it as a “I will do you a favor and you can do me a favor latter” kind of concept. I also thought of it as working well with people because you never know when you may need them. While both of these may be true to the concept, it wasn’t until I had a major issue at work did the concept of the emotional bank account really set in for me. It is also a lesson others can learn, without going through it first hand!
In part four of my six part series, I am going to discuss the importance of problem definition. This is one of the topics I am most passionate about and will sure to be expanding upon in other posts.