The game of business is moving quickly and changing faster everyday. Successful players know how to adjust in a split second to skillfully navigate through the daily challenges and obstacles.
You need to be agile if you want to rise above your peers.
Here are three ways you can practice being agile this week:
1. In Your Thinking
Data changes all the time. You need to be willing to rethink how you view the challenges, or be open to new ways of looking at the situation. Nothing stalls a career or makes you an obstruction to progress like being stuck in your same old argument. Think differently.
2. In Your Ability to Interact with People
People can be complicated, inconsistent and downright frustrating at times. You need to learn how to read people, switch gears and meet them where they are in the moment to get the most out of your interactions with them.
3. In Your Speaking
Mix it up. Try something new. Always be experimenting and trying new ways to lead and influence others. Vocalling variety and new approaches will not only keep you fresh, it will keep your audience on their toes.
Watch yourself this week. See how agile you are. Pick one or two of these areas to stretch yourself and build new muscle.
Agile is Skill #32 in my 40 Skills Assessment in my Leadership Development Playbook. Email me at email@example.com for a free copy of the assessment to use with your team!
Pete Walsh is a demanding, courageous and playful Master Certified Coach in Phoenix, Arizona. He is the founder of Peak Workout Business Coaching and the Family Business Performance Center.