Jusman Syafii Djamal
28 Mei 2016
Ketika kompleksitas dan ketidak pastian muncul sebagai tantangan menuju masa depan yang lebih baik. Setiap pemimpin memerlukan energi untuk membangkitkan harapan. Organisasi yang dikelola memerlukan terobosan, fikiran “out of the box”, inovasi dan langkah kuda untuk keluar dari kebuntuan.
Pekerja, staff dan anak buah serta kolega memerlukan stamina dan energi Leadership u pembangkit solusi.
Tiap pemimpin pasti memiliki masa jenuh, rasa capai dan lelah serta kebuntuan seolah semua persoalan menghisap energi yang ada.
Karenanya ada tujuh cara sederhana yang dianggap tepat oleh para ahli untuk membangkitkan Energi Kepemimpinan dalam diri setiap orang.
Use these seven simple ways to help you work smarter and prevent burnout:
1. Take brief but regular breaks. Step away from your desk every 90 to 120 minutes. Take a walk, get a drink, or just stretch your legs.
2. Say thank you. Being positive boosts your energy level. Regularly express appreciation to others.
3. Reduce interruptions. Perform tasks that need concentration away from phones and e-mail. Instead, designate specific times in your day to respond to messages.
4. Do what you love. Understand where your strengths lie and what you enjoy doing. Find ways to do more of those things and less of what tires you out.”
5. “Schedule a weekly meeting with yourself. That’s right: no matter how busy you are, this is not a luxury. It’s essential.
Every week, take a quiet hour to reflect on recent critical events—conflicts, failures, opportunities you exploited, observations of others’ behavior, feedback from others. Consider how you responded, what went well, what didn’t, and what might be more effective in the future.
Never cancel this meeting—it’s crucial.”
6. “Increase Your Desire to Learn
Don’t let your ego get in the way of your desire to learn. Successful leaders keep their minds open to new things because they know that no matter how high their level of mastery, there is always more to discover.
If you’ve become an expert in one field, seek out other fields where you can transfer and apply your expertise. When facing challenges, even ones you’ve faced many times before, adopt a learner’s approach—ask questions or find new ways to solve the problem.”
7. “Be Open to Criticism
Constructive criticism is essential for creativity, innovation, and problem solving. Since leadership requires all three, leaders need to be sure not only that they are open to criticism, but that they actively seek it out. Don’t simply ask for general feedback but ask people—direct reports, peers, customers—to poke holes in your ideas and approaches.
Critique can be a useful approach to test ideas and keep people and teams accountable.”
Excerpt From: Harvard Business Review. “Management Tips.