One of my favourite programmes to watch was the comedy Only Fools & Horses. The main character Del Boy had a phrase he’d often say: “Don’t worry Rodney, this time next year we’ll be millionaires!” This phrase came to mind when talking about a company’s future recently. I had the privilege of working with a great ‘small’ business on planning their strategy.
Do you remember why you set up your business? It might sound a simple question but over time the running of a business can move those that founded it on to ways of thinking, acting and dreaming that are very different from their expectations in those early days.
As a coach, one of the main issues individual clients share with me is procrastination. It’s defined as ‘the action of delaying or postponing something.’ We’ve all experienced some form of procrastination from time to time. However around 1 in 5 of the population are labelled chronic procrastinators.
Managing people is a constantly evolving task for any leader, whether you work with just 2 people or 2,000. As leader, you have a responsibility to create the right conditions for your teams to flourish, to facilitate their success. I learnt some years ago 4 words that can guide a leader to transform a team of people.
The twist in this blog is that instead of asking these questions of someone else, I’m going to show you how you can ask better questions of yourself. The power of a great question to reframe a situation never ceases to amaze me. It’s incredibly powerful and yet very simple as well.