Reframing our focus

As we work to continue to lead our organizations amid a challenging time, it can be hard not to dwell on things that have gone wrong or perceive any failures as a result of our own shortcomings. I’ve previously discussed the importance of showing empathy to team members, but how can we practice showing empathy toward ourselves and use that as a superpower?

I find that the ability to reframe focus is a key component of problem solving. Harping on a problem or weakness that we may have will not help bring about a solution. Changing direction and refocusing energy away from those negative thoughts often leads to growth, and better yet an innovative, well-thought-out idea.

In a recent post, leadership guru Dan Rockwell highlights how attention can determine direction and shares three ways leaders can use to monitor and manage their attention.


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