I often hear from people….”I’m a perfectionist…and I view it as a strength and weakness”. So many people in leadership roles self identify as having strong leanings towards perfectionism. Yet, what does that really mean? What are the milestones of perfectionism? Is it..Every item on the check list is completed every day? All plans are polished and delivered on time? Meetings are run efficiently?… It is hard to measure success when perfectionism is a driver. There is always another level of improvement knocking at your door. This week, I challenge you to reframe your perfectionist milestones. [Read more…]
Have you ever watched a surfer twist and turn and respond to a wave? Surfers are famous for pivoting, or carving, on the crest of a wave. Surfers have a whole set of lingo for describing nimbleness and the ability to pivot.
Lately, I’ve heard several people asking two questions…How can we be more nimble? How do we pivot more quickly? Organizational jargon can be distracting and overused at times, and has even been summarized in an entertaining slide deck by Forbes .Yet, in these times one has to wonder about the value and importance of being able to “Pivot” and be “Nimble”. Perhaps, surfers can be our instructors. [Read more…]