The adage "Haste makes waste" is true in life and business, writes Art Petty, who recommends slowing down the problem-solving process until a clear picture, consensus and direction are reached. "While achieving clarity across and up and down the organization takes time, it's priceless in helping everyone move faster toward success," he writes.
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Corporate innovation requires a high-ranking champion, whether that's an entrepreneurial CEO or someone in the C-suite whose job is to foster new ideas and ventures, write Tendayi Viki and Alexander Osterwalder and of Strategyzer. "The board can help reduce friction by clearly delineating where each leader's role begins and ends," they write.
Give remote employees a chance for informal encounters with coworkers by keeping a "watercooler" video conference open for drop-ins, using breakout rooms or beginning meetings with personal prompts to get people engaged, write Karin Hurt and David Dye. "The informal exchange of ideas is critical for innovation and building relationships," they write.
Self-care is about more than bubble baths, writes yoga center founder Cyndi Lee, who recommends five practices, such as breathing, meditation and a foot massage. "The practice of self-caring is about getting familiar with the part of us that is naturally caring and getting familiar with what it feels like to apply that tenderness to ourselves," she writes.
Subordinates look to their leaders for appropriate behavior, writes retired golfer Jordan Fuller, who recommends leaders be enthusiastic, encouraging and have a clear vision. "To achieve success, know where your endgame lies, and use everything else in your leadership arsenal to win the support of your players, and win the game," he writes.