Stellar Performance Blog
The notorious myth of multitasking involves performing a number of tasks simultaneously or in rapid succession. Many Americans are guilty of it and some even believe it is helping them get more tasks done at a faster rate.
Have you ever experienced the Sunday Blues? There are many names for the anticipatory anxiety that occurs as many Americans end the weekend and prepare for another Monday morning. According to a survey conducted by Monster, a global online employment service, 76% of respondents in the United States report having “really bad” Sunday night blues in a poll conducted in March of 2015. When compared to the rest of the world, the United States is significantly higher as only 45% of other countries report experiencing the “really bad” Sunday night blues.
Stellar Performance successfully conducted Influencing Authentically With Integrity Workshops for a Marketing Research firm in June 2018. The workshop was designed to help leaders influence inside and outside of their functions, using three frames - Politics, Work Style, and Conflict.
Stellar Performance successfully conducted its Stellar Ascending Leaders Program for a Hospitality company from February 2018 to June 2018. The program is designed as a career-changing experience that transforms functional managers to business leaders, increasing potential for broader levels of leadership responsibility.
Stellar Performance successfully conducted its fourth Stellar Technology Change Leaders Workshop for a Retailer on May 15-16 2018. The workshop is designed as a career-changing experience that prepares technologists to lead and advocate change across the technology function and the company.
So now that I’ve got your attention, I should say I didn’t literally mean ALL feedback. I co-facilitated a workshop recently with a group of 18 emerging leaders in technology functions. In that workshop, participants receive feedback from a 360-survey that is designed for and indicative of what is takes to be successful in a senior technology leadership position. We structure this workshop so that the feedback is provided on Day 1, that way participants can understand how others perceive them back on-the-job, and they can use the remainder of the workshop days to better understand the feedback and create actions plans for future development, all aimed at moving to the next-level of responsibility in their respective companies.
From the pastries at morning meetings to birthday cake for a colleague, it is challenging to pass up those morning goodies offered at most workplaces across America. Although the pastries may seem small, these empty calories begin to add up overtime.
I often tell people that before I launched my own business, on most Sunday evenings, I dreaded the thought of going to work on Monday morning. Literally, half of Sunday, a day off, was spent with anxiety about going back to work on Monday. I am amazed at how many people tell me that they experience similar anxiety each weekend about returning to work.
There is not a more relevant issue to managers of technology functions than their ability to influence across the business. Or at least that is the case if those managers want to be perceived as leaders in the business. For many, influence is synonomous with playing politics, and that is percieved as negative by many. Just breaking the word POLITICS into parts tells the story…poli, meaning many, and tics, meaning blood-sucking parasites!
Stellar Performance successfully conducted its second Stellar Women Leaders in Technology Program for a Retailer from November 2017 through February 2018. The program is designed as a career-changing experience that prepares up-and-coming women leaders for the transition from doer to leader, accentuating their unique and authentic self while gaining exposure and sponsorship from senior leaders.