How can I be more on to what’s now?
Today’s Monday Morning Question was inspired by our interview with Valeria Maltoni, Conversation Agent.
In response to our question “What is the most important question management should be asking employees?”, Valeria responded in part that “Leaders often time shift themselves. They’re on to what’s next and that means they’re rarely on to what’s now.”
Valeria went on to talk about her experience with a former CEO and mentor who dealt with this challenge by simply going around to people’s offices every Friday for an informal chat. This was his way of bringing himself back to what’s now.
It’s also a great way to deal with the challenge of being “direct” because we’re at different levels. This is another great point Valeria talks about in the interview. She says “It’s difficult to be direct as we’re always at different levels. We have different conversations at different levels.”
What about you?
Are you on to what’s now?
I suspect that not only leaders have this problem but all of us get preoccupied from time to time with getting the next thing done or rushing from place to place. It’s easy to do so in today’s fast-paced life. But when we do so, our awareness gets hijacked and we can miss some really important things that are happening now.
We just published our latest Insight13 presentation with Valeria. She’s leading a revolution how we talk with ourselves and others. I highly recommend you check it out.
To your great work life & success!
Bill Fox, Co-founder