Updated: Dec 9, 2020
You CAN Set Yourself Up to Be Agile!
According to a quick search on Google, the definition of agility is to be “able to move quickly and easily”. The ability to move quickly and easily increases exponentially with
training, preparation and focus. If you think of first responders, they are able to be quick and responsive because of the hours of training and preparation they put into their work. Can you say the same about the work you do and the schedule you keep?
Are you prepared to be agile?
Here are a few ideas that may help you improve in this area.
1. Know your tech tools inside and out. Whether you use Apple, PC, Android or Chromebook, in order to be agile, you need to be well versed in the tools you use. Take the time to know the capabilities and shortcuts of the software you use such as
Outlook, Gmail, Asana, Slack or any other favorite tool you may have. When you achieve a high-performance level with the tools you use, the behaviors will be there when you need them, enabling you to move quickly and easily throughout your day.
2. Analyze your perspective Are you looking at possibilities and opportunities with the same lens that you have always used? Or is it time to change your lens? Dewitt Jones is a well-known photographer with National Geographic magazine, and he is known to say that you must “put yourself at the place of most potential” Sometimes we will see a situation differently if we allow ourselves to step away, turn around or simply be open to the ideas and feedback of others.
3. Plan it out . Take the time to plan your day, week, month & year. Abraham Lincoln said, “Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” Planning provides focus, even if you work in an environment where the schedule gets thrown off quickly and you feel as if you have no control, a daily plan can give you clarity in the midst of chaos.
About Dr. Mo
For more than 20 years, Dr. Maureen Orey has lead a practice geared to help their attendees and participants leave with not just skills for the workplace but for life. Dr. Orey believes that you can be a world leader- it just depends on how you define the world. Her “Stay Afloat” philosophy has helped her participants and attendees understand and embrace the fact
that some skills aren’t inherent - and can be learned. A well known force in the Industry, whose curriculum is used by the Association for Talent Development, as the benchmark for Communication & Skills training - Dr. Orey believes that Resiliency is the key skill that is not developed in organizations and leadership. Her unique methodology and facilitation can help individuals, leadership, and organizations develop, learn, and practice skills that leave them inspired, confident, and capable.
Contact us to book Dr. Mo to speak for your group or organization.