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[FLR] If you’re a bored manager, avoid the urge to meddle

Happy Friday,

 

Remember how good it felt to get that promotion? You know that promotion I’m talking about: the one you focused your career efforts towards for such a long time. Like many things in life, there is the “honeymoon” period during which you wake up with a lot of energy and enthusiasm. Over time, you settle into the day to day routine of what you do.

 

Yes, even brain surgeons have normal, average routine weeks.

 

As a leader, how do you stay appropriately engaged when you are in the midst of a project?

 

I find it helpful to work on that task you are not truly looking forward to. To me it’s like exercising. I am always amazed how often I feel refreshed after doing the work that needs to be done.

 

You may have to do the same things, but try not to do them the same ways.” – Jillian Kramer

 

HBR | The Best Managers Are Boring Managers

 

FastCompany | This is How to Stay Fulfilled As a Leader, Even as the Years go by

 

Forbes | The Best Ways To Handle Boredom At Work

 

TED | Manoush Zomorodi: How boredom can lead to your most brilliant ideas

 

Leading along the road with you,

 

Alan

 

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P.P.S. Improve your own leadership skills this spring with some personal leadership coaching. Reach out to Cynthia Hannigan-Thaw at 1-877-256-2569 ext 4 or cynthia.hannigan-thaw@careerjoy.com to get started.