Take 5: Life Lessons on Doing Your Job — Only Better!
Discover the treasure trove of knowledge we shared every week from our upcoming book, The 5 Rules. We’ve distilled the wisdom gained from years of experience into bite-sized Take 5 posts that are both thought-provoking and actionable. Whether you’re looking for ways to enhance your productivity, communication skills or leadership abilities, we’ve got you covered. Don’t miss out on the chance to elevate your game – check out our Take 5 posts on social media from life lessons on doing your job – only better!:
- The 5 Rules are five simple expected behaviors that when everyone on the team or in the family live them in their daily lives, everything gets better and levels the playing field. The #1 reason people stay in their jobs is their manager, and the #1 reason people leave their jobs is their manager. When leaders follow the same rules as everyone else, something magical happens and keeps everyone accountable to each other and brings the team together in a way that mission statements just can’t do.
“Coach to behaviors, not to numbers.”
In the business world, the majority of leadership always focuses on the numbers, and it seems that it’s the only thing that matters. When in fact, the numbers are just the result of the behaviors. So as a leader, I challenge you to focus on the behaviors of the team, and I can guarantee you that the numbers will be there.
“The numbers are always a result of the behaviors.”
- To be successful and become at the top of your game, it’s not enough to just show up; you have to bring your best performance – every single time. You have to be YOUR best when nobody is looking. In sports, if you want to win more than you lose, you don’t just have to play harder than the competition; you also have to overcome bad calls (i.e., circumstances beyond your control).What is something this week that you can do to take a step forward in showing up as your best self?
- Possessing a growth mindset is crucial – if you continuously strive to learn new skills and step outside your comfort zone, there are no limits to what can be achieved professionally. Those with fixed mindsets tend not to retain potential due to their belief of being limited by predetermined boundaries for success.What’s a new skill you can start learning this week? Set a goal to start and work on it every week.
- Throughout my extensive career in the grocery retail industry, I’ve seen three key factors that separate successful people from those who fall short. This week, we’ll talk about the first one, technology. Very few people advance higher in their careers if they choose to avoid embracing technology or care to learn about it. Technology can be a powerful tool to help you excel in your role and help your team work more efficiently.What area of technology could you learn and embrace?