Are you in the drone zone, the panic zone, or somewhere in the middle?
The panic zone-overworked, stressed…again you’re not productive. There’s no energy, no motivation. Dial it down: decrease input-deal with stress and recharge, delegate or stop some tasks, re-evaluate.
The productive zone-like Goldilock’s porridge, the input level is juuust right. Not too much, not too little. You’re in the flow, mental processes clicking away at high speed, delivering great results.
The four T’s of initiative:
Take action-when action supports the mission.
Tell others-what you are doing, what your mission is, if you have time to help.
Train-keep learning, share what you’ve learned with others.
Trust-that initiative will be recognized and rewarded.
-Ideas generated by the book “They Shoot Managers, Don’t They?” by Terry L. Paulson.