Leaders who constantly feel tired, discouraged, frustrated or negative should reflect on their feelings and prioritize the "magic elixir" of gratitude, writes Dan Rockwell. "Don't wait to feel grateful to practice gratitude," he writes.
Burnout can leave people feeling cynical and exhausted, and small steps to combat this include pushing back on overwork, building personal connections and helping others with the same struggle, writes LaRae Quy. "It may seem like an added burden to your already overloaded day, but humans like to make sense of the messiness of life and your effort to help someone else may be just the thing to wipe out your own cynicism," she writes.
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Negotiate a win-win deal by staying positive, watching for body language cues and helping the other party in ways that won't hurt you, writes Chi Whitley. "A good rule of thumb is to have a couple of backup plans and to know what you'll do if you can't negotiate a deal," Whitley writes.
Pandemic communication needs to move beyond one-too-many channels and start prioritizing frequent one-on-one conversations, writes Harvard Business School professor Boris Groysberg. "It's on leaders to make the first move to close the distance by speaking honestly, simply, and clearly about matters at hand, and demonstrating their willingness to listen," he writes.
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Disney CEO Bob Chapek wants outside expertise and input into important work, but it's up to him to buckle down during the final week of preparation for an event. "I may ask somebody for the answer to a specific question, but from here on in I'm focusing on the key points and developing a list of likely derivative questions," he says.
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