In 2022, researchers from “The Fun Theory” transformed a subway staircase into a working piano. Over a short period of time, 66% more people chose to take the stairs instead of using the escalator. What does that have to do with manager training? Learning and applying new skills can be challenging. It can feel like a “walk up the stairs” for managers to attend lengthy training programs, let alone apply their learning to work. But what happens when we make learning fun?
Over the last 50 years, busyness has become a status symbol, both in mainstream culture and in many organizations. Companies that reward and promote employees based on their willingness to…
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Jason is an intrapreneur at a local car dealership in San Diego. He deals with brokers on the phone instead of customers in person most of the time, so his work is quite solitary in nature. He and I share this secluded style of work, where we interact with coworkers frequently but the majority of our most productive work is completed by ourselves.
Why is rest so hard to take? We’ve made routines around “go-go go!” Our to-do lists are never-ending. Many of us insist on overworking for fear of letting our teams down. We feel like we don’t have the luxury of time to slow down and simply be with ourselves. But taking time to reset, recharge, and be alone in silence is an underutilized tool for effective leaders: to recharge fully now is to invest in becoming our best.
So, in a commitment to fully recharge, I take 10 minutes to sit quietly alone in silence before the day begins. I do this to be present to my own body and thoughts before applying myself to the tasks and challenges I need to solve each day. I find that priming my days with dedicated time to sit with myself in silence is vital to my success, leaving me more self-aware, focused, and ready to face the day.