In the Workplace: You’re Never Done– So What?

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A typical salaried professional has between 80-100 hours of backlog on their desk at any time. There will ALWAYS be something to do, and you may NEVER feel “done.” If you take that too personally you can feel stressed 100% of the time. It’s all about the story you tell yourself.
In the workplace, it’s almost always about priorities. In 20 years of coaching, I’ve never (except in one highly dysfunctional company) had a client who did not end up feeling more settled when they asked their boss or a coworker to help them get their task list prioritized. Why is that? Because everyone has been there.
(Hint: another reason it works to ask your boss to help is that few bosses wants to admit they are unable to set priorities, else it would be tantamount to announcing they are unfit to lead. So take advantage of that story!)
Remember, Leadership is not about a title: anyone can be a Leader who creates a workplace where people feel safe admitting they are human and can’t be great at everything. That’s why The Universe created Teams (Together Everyone Achieves More)!



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