Back at work?

"What good SHALL I do this day?"
Benjamin Franklin would ask himself this question every morning.

As we head back to work, after 2 months of lock-down, think about….

What has changed for you?
What skills have you developed or acquired?
Have you grown personally or professionally?

Are you going to go back to your old routine or are you going to think about what you can do differently or how you can show up differently?

Implementing simple practices today could make a huge difference for you in the future.

Here are 3 soft skills that you can start practicing today.

Productivity
Most people wish they had more time in a day and by developing good organizational skills you will improve your productivity, self-management and increase personal growth. We can organize our lives through the establishment of routines, setting out of goals, prioritization and using planning or organizing tools to maximize our personal productivity and create an efficient environment.

So, stop wasting numerous amounts of time looking for those important items, and start knowing where they are by getting organized.

Positivity
Positivity breeds success. Shift your focus from looking for problems and deficiencies, to rather focusing on strengths and successes. It is a tool that will strengthen relationships, change people and has the power to change an organization because when we recognize the strengths and values of what works as opposed to what's wrong, we can transform individuals and thus transform the organization. Appreciative inquiry refers to the way we ask questions and envision the future, so we can build positive relationships and build on the present potential of a person, organization or situation.

Positivity is infections and you can catch it from someone else, so be the change you want to see. Be positively contagious because this is one emotion you want to share.

Problem solving
When problem solving, use skills such as brainstorming, information gathering and data analysis. Identify the resources and the skills that will help you become a creative problem solver.
Ask “What if” questions and be curious in understanding exactly what the problem is before trying to find the solution.

Be the solution - Don’t focus on the problem, rather remain positive and focus on finding the solution.

At the end of each day Benjamin Franklin would then ask himself
"What good HAVE I done today"

This could be your time to shine, make it count!

Wishing you days filled with productivity, positivity and purpose.

Janet-Lee