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Many of us grew up hearing the old adage: if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all. But as you get into the workforce – especially as a leader of people – part of your job is taking a stand for their greatness when they may be fighting for their limitations.

Think about a time when you received some harsh feedback that you ended up being really grateful for. It probably helped you grow as a person. What did they do that made it successful for you? And what would have happened if you had not received that feedback?

At the heart of a successful conversation is what Kim Scott calls “radical candor.” It’s about being candid with people and saying what needs to be said for their benefit. And it’s called “radical” because of how rare it actually is.

Examples of How The ONE Thing Helps Teams Like Yours

Every single one of us knows what it feels like to have too much to do – and not enough time to get it done. Because, so often, we are spending time instead of investing it, there’s an incredible amount of waste.

But there’s a different approach. There’s a way to see time as the valuable resource it is, invest it into the things that matter most, actually see a return on that investment, and, as a result, get more done in fewer hours with less stress.

Geoff explains this very thing on Phillip Stutts’ The Undefeated Marketing Podcast. He gives examples of how organizations and teams just like yours have used the principles and models of The ONE Thing to shift from being busy to being productive.

How to Harness the Power of People for a Better Workplace and a Better World

The world of work as we know it has been turned upside down. The rules have changed in everything, from the day to day operations of leading virtual teams, to building a culture that attracts and keeps amazing talent.

As leaders, you must face the hard truth that your biggest challenge isn’t technology, it isn’t innovation, and it isn’t even leading. It’s finding, engaging, and developing the right talent to thrive right now and in the future.

Johnny C. Taylor has a challenge for you. He’s the author of Reset: A Leader’s Guide to Work in an Age of Upheaval. If you’re an individual contributor, this challenge will give you hope for a better workplace and a better world. If you’re a leader in an organization, this challenge is even more critical. Right now is the moment to prioritize company culture and getting it right–because if you don’t, you will lose the war on talent.

How to Thrive in a Virtual Workplace

During the pandemic, we’ve all had to learn to normalize working remotely. Now that things are starting to settle, companies are forced to ask themselves what the future of work looks like. The time to make the decision is now.

Are we going to go back to the office full time? Are we going to take a hybrid approach? Or are we going fully virtual? We need to be clear about that strategy going forward – or risk losing the trust of our teams.

Robert Glazer literally wrote the book on How to Thrive in the Virtual Workplace. He’s going to walk you through what the future looks like, what you should consider as a leader, and how individuals and organizations can thrive virtually. 

The Unexpected Approach to Goal-Setting that Unlocked the $500M Poo-Pourri Empire

What is the purpose of a goal? Many would say it’s the first step towards achieving something – but that isn’t the case. The purpose of a goal is not to achieve a result; it’s to be appropriate in the moment.

This means that our goals should be a compass for who we can become. It’s not about the result. It’s about informing who you have to be every moment of your life in order to become the kind of person who gets those results.

Unfortunately, school is only focused on results. Even in organizations, employees are often judged based on results. We rarely have someone in our lives who teaches us how to think. That’s when you have to step up and become a leader for yourself. Suzy Batiz has been on this journey her entire life. She’s the founder and CEO of Poo-Pourri, a massive global company. And this all came from divorcing herself from the result so that she could instead focus on who she could become. She shares her story of going bankrupt twice before finding the idea for Poo-Pourri and scaling it to what it is today.

Gary Keller on Goals, Habits, and Thinking Big

At last year’s Goal Setting Retreat, Gary Keller said this: “If you have big goals and you haven’t achieved them yet, there are only two reasons that you’re where you are instead of where you want to be: it’s either the actions you took or the relationships you have.” And he’s right.

Think about the habits, the choices, and the relationships that got you to where you are today. Now think about what you may be missing in order to achieve growth and pursue bigger goals.