We always open our Tradewinds Council™ https://www.jimthomasintl.com/the-tradewinds-counciltrade.html meetings with an ice breaker—where we each introduce ourselves and our business, then answer a special question to provide personal, professional insight.
We have learned resilience during 2020, so we could all reflect on lessons learned this year. There were impressive insights from our Council members that I captured in meeting notes and would share with blog readers. A personal lesson-learned was discerning a skill I just assumed everyone had. During 2020, a client asked me to instill my innate “bias to action” temperament into their employees, as management increasingly felt productivity enhancement was vital to “keeping the doors open” during this period. I really had not grasped that an inability to procrastinate was actually a viable skill—an unusual attribute.
To implement such an “anti-procrastination” program required first identifying the root cause of the problem. We all procrastinate on some matters. However, honestly, do we chronically avoid a project which could have a significant impact on results? Conversely, we do not want to deploy “ready, fire, aim” tactics into a major project just to shorten our task check list. So, why do people procrastinate on the big stuff? After researching the “experts” I isolated the problems into these four buckets…
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