Does this mean we are in for a long, cold, crummy winter? Possibly.
Dwelling on this cold and snow led me to think about how our teams feel when we are tackling projects or stuck in a productivity rut, what do we do to help our teams see the positive and through the snow squall that is looming?
- as leaders, do we anticipate the needs of the project/problem from the team's perspective?
- as leaders, have we understood the obstacles that could be standing in the way?
- as leaders, have we connected with the team to brainstorm ways of getting through the problem and reaching our objectives within the prescribed/committed timelines?
- as leaders, have we allayed the team's anxiety by sharing our commitment to them and inspiring their next steps?
- for the snow day -
- have we pulled out the winter clothes, stocked the car with the scraper and wiper fluid, grabbed mitts & hats, boots & scarves?
- have we planned easier routes to travel so that we can avoid roads that could be dangerous?
- have we stocked up on hot chocolate and warm goodies to share?
- have we made sure that the fireplace is ready & planned a fun day in with movies of the season?
It's all in the attitude & the approach - attitude reflects leadership!