We hope that these last few days of 2014 find you well rested, grateful, and ready for a great new year. With 2015 just days away, our thoughts are turning to what we want to accomplish in the months ahead.
As you contemplate what you want to achieve both personally and professionally, here are four ideas for what to promise yourself – and your team.
1. I resolve to talk less and listen more. As leaders, our job is to create alignment around a shared vision. That sometimes means communicating outward: painting a picture, giving direction, providing context. But often the best information is not sitting in your head – it’s in someone else’s. And the truth is, it is hard to hear other people when you are talking. In the new year, take more time to listen to what other people are telling you.