So the year is off to a great start, probably with all your staff back and already had your first team meeting sharing these great ideas that you have in place to move the company forward and you’re super excited to start the year off right.
You promise yourself that this will be the year you grow your business or advance your career like never before.
You have probably written down some resolutions for yourself, good for you! but that’s it.
But before you know it, you’re quickly back to doing things the way you’ve always done them and getting the same results.
Sound familiar? If so, you’re not alone.
A study by researchers at Scranton University found that only 19 percent of individuals keep their resolutions. Most are abandoned by mid-January.
So, what can you do to stay on track and achieve your goals? Here are a few tips to help you as a business leader build momentum as a business leader and ensure this is your best year ever!
This sounds like an obvious point. We all set our goals at the beginning of the year and if you haven’t yet set your goals, now is the time to do it.
In fact, this is your first goal of the year. And no, being “too busy” is not an excuse. Get it done by the end of this week. For goals to work, they must:
Remember, too, that goals are not all about business. You need them for every area of your life. You can set your goals in the areas of:
Want to keep that Wheel of Life from having a flat tire? Then you have to put absolutely everything on a calendar, or you’ll never find enough time.
As a business leader, your schedule gets busier as you get through life, most of the CEOs will tell you that every day is quite different from the other. This is why making use of platforms like Google Calendar or ToDo can be quite important.
While scheduling everything also be careful and intentional about rest, recreation, exercise, and everything else in between.
At times the office environment comes with its own fair share of pressure.
This year try and schedule a full day on that calendar with key leaders or team members to come up with a game plan to achieve your new goals.
And don’t do it at work.
Getting away keeps distractions to a minimum and allows creativity to flow. What would be even better? No phones or email allowed.
The last two years have taken a toll on businesses with so much happening and studies show that this year we will continue experiencing some challenges including the Great Resignation at the workplace and also the harsh economic times.
With everything happening, ensure that you take good care of your mental health and that of your employees.
You can achieve this by getting to regularly exercise. Just 30 minutes of walking every day can help boost your mood and improve your health, ensuring you eat healthily and stay hydrated, and so on
Now that you have your goals in place and you’ve come up with a game plan, ask yourself if your staffing is adequate to turn them into a reality. If not, what strategic hires do you need to make and who should come on board first?
The reason to start now, even though a project or goal may not begin for many, many months, is that hiring should never be a fast, take-anyone-who-walks-in-the-door process.
It takes several months with multiple interviews before a candidate joins the team. The result? You employ people who are passionate, loyal, and super talented.
Your business grows when you do. Without a plan to make that happen, time can slip away and so can your dreams for your business. Don’t let that happen this year!
With a number of changes happening in today’s workplace take up leadership training programs.
It’s so important to create a concrete plan for becoming the leader your business needs. Invest in yourself—and get after it!
If your team has been working remotely since 2020, then this year you can opt to take up a flexible work option for your team.
This could be taking up office space for your team at a coworking space, You can opt to take up a package that best suits your team allowing them the flexibility they need.
For example Nairobi Garage offers a wide range of packages that you can choose from.
We also have an onsite team that can help you make a decision on this.
Through this, your team can also network with other teams from other companies and plug into the networking events that can help them grow their networks and ultimately connect with a client.
Here is to a great year ahead!