Increasing your productivity to the point that you are more efficient and effective in achieving your goals with the least amount of resources is what we all strive for. For many years it’s been demonstrated by the science of achievement that goal achievement is only possible when focusing on the correct habits.
In this blog, we will go through 4 effective steps that will allow you to turn the “force of habit” in your favor and not against you.
Your habits magnify or limit you. No doubt about it. The biggest and most successful entrepreneurs, as well as the most influential and famous people, have habits that have led them to success, even more, they have made success a daily habit.
I invite you to reflect on how as architects of culture we can create a “culture of success” in our personal environment, with our teams and organizations. Let’s observe the 5 abilities that successful people use to create that culture of success.
Some time ago I was visiting Wynwood, a historic neighborhood, north of downtown Miami. You can find amazing works of art in this place. Almost all of these works of art created over the walls are made by street painters from different parts of the world. What I find interesting is that each one of these paintings has a short life span. They are erased only to be replaced by another new creation. These works of art remind me of a day in our lives.
Let’s observe how success should be built on a daily basis and which habits will allow us to achieve it.
If you do a Google search for the definition of success, you will find a lot of different definitions. Some of them are based on achievements and how people feel about them. Others are based on popularity or material acquisitions. Some such as having the respect of intelligent people, not being frustrated, being happy, finishing a project, not having stress, are some of the definitions that grab my attention. Others say that it is a mixture of elements and others that is the balance between them.
Let’s see why we should not generalize the definition of success and what steps you can take to define your personal success.
To achieve success, it is critical to understand that just the pure desire to reach a goal is not enough; we must have the right attitude and take action. By being focused, we’ll make sure that we’ll keep a logical order in what we do and follow a plan to avoid getting distracted from our goals. Further, this will help us make good use of our resources and evaluate progress towards our goals.
Let’s see why at the present time is difficult to stay focus and the 3 important aspects that we must take into account if we want to stay focused.
At the beginning of each New Year, there is always a list of goals that people want to achieve at a personal and corporate level. Some of these goals, each and every year, are part of the year-end list. Unfortunately, some do not reach the second month and by the middle of the year, others have been completely forgotten. The statistics are not very encouraging. Studies in this area have concluded that 92% of people do not reach their goals. Even more, some of these studies demonstrate that some goals do not even reach the first week.
Let’s observe the elements that are intentionally used by the people who reach their goals.
Being able to end the day and even the year with a sense of success can be a real challenge. We would love to be able to end the day with a great sense of accomplishment for having worked towards our goals, but unfortunately, the end of the day can be discouraging. Distractions, interruptions, tiredness, and fatigue take a great portion of our days and we don’t get to complete what we want or should do.
Let’s find out why is so important to focus on today and how we can reach success every day.
Performance and effectiveness in teams can be challenged by decision making and cooperation if the organizational processes are not clearly known and understood by each individual. Although team members are willing to cooperate and work together, they might unintentionally encounter some difficulties due to the lack of understanding of those processes. These issues can be even more challenging if the members of the team are located in distant geographical areas.
Let’s observe why is important for multicultural teams to have clear organizational processes and which global leader’s competencies can make it happen.
People from different cultures might react in diverse ways to conflict when it occurs within a team. Some team members will reduce their reactions to the use of silent treatment, yet others might choose to fight back. Such reactions to some extent will depend on an individual’s personality but also are conditioned by their cultural spectrum and backgrounds.
Let’s observe why conflict isn’t always a bad thing, the key abilities need it to manage conflict and the elements that can help lessen conflicts within a multicultural team.
Due to the globalization of the workforce today, you’ll find that many multinational organizations have teams working from different time zones, countries, and even continents. As well as many entrepreneurs and startups that utilize outsourcing as a way to grow so they can continue to focus on the core business processes. Thus, now days running a team become a different endeavor than it was some years back.
Let’s evaluate why the fundamentals of the team are critical and how we can improve them to have a safe environment, and improve the team’s collaboration, performance, and effectiveness in a globalized world.