The ability to innovate is closely tied to sustaining the source of your creativity. Creativity can come from going within, accessing your intuition, keeping your mind active or being stimulated by outside sources or experiences. There is no set formula for creativity.
What’s important is being aware of your innate creativity and doing what you need to maintain it. Do you know the source of your creativity? What is your latest creative act as a manager?
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The way you define success radiates into many aspects of your professional and personal lives. What is your definition of success, as you manage your team? If your definition does not quickly come to mind, take a moment to create one now.
What is the primary focus in your definition of success? (For example, it can be bottom line results, a high performing team, your own career satisfaction or many other things.) Is your primary focus getting you to the success you desire? How is it influencing your performance and results? Take a look at this, because what you focus on is what you get.
Yet another survey has been released that shows that the majority of American workers are dissatisfied with their jobs. Many reasons are cited. But, the core of the issue is why this situation exists at all.
Managers face many stresses in their jobs. They are the front line and are expected to “get it done” at whatever cost. I think that these stresses, as well as the dysfunction prevalent in many organizations (poor communication, emotional unintelligence, insufficient resources and conflicting agendas) are key contributors to manager dissatisfaction.
If you are a dissatisfied manager, start now to change that. With all you put into your work, you deserve job satisfaction. Some suggestions: identify the top 3 causes of your dissatisfaction; take steps to diminish these causes; resolve to find satisfaction in your work, either in your current job or a new one. With your commitment, anything is possible!