If you are reading this blog post, I am guessing that you know that you need to keep growing but are short on time. To help you, here are 6 ways to develop in 6 weeks to get better results.
Week 1: Take stock
Before you can start to improve anything, you need to be clear on where you are right now. So take 5 minutes each day to reflect on the following 3 questions:
Week 2: Get feedback
If you completed Week 1, you should have your own self-assessment to hand. This week, find 10 people and ask them to give you feedback on the following questions:
Week 3: Do a time audit
Almost without exception, people tell me they struggle to get things done. So to move forward you need to do your own personal time audit so that you can see where you invest your time. Do this for each hour of your working day for the next week.
Week 4: Get clarity on your key results
What does your boss judge your success on? If you think you know, check it out with your boss. If you don’t know, ask your boss.
Week 5: Develop your change plan
By now, you probably know what needs developing, have clarity on your priorities and know whether your time is being invested on your priorities. Use this to develop a plan of what changes you need to make and when.
Week 6+: Implement plan, reflect, refine
Start implementing your change plan, reflect on what is working, what needs tweaking and adjusting and what you need to stop doing.
Truth is, the secret to getting better results is to get insight, make change and keep refining until you get more of the results that you want.
Duncan Brodie of Goals and Achievements helps accountants and health professionals to achieve success and realize their professional potential through being highly effective leaders and managers. For more information and to sign up for his free audio e-course click here
Since 2006 I’ve worked with in excess of 7,000 accountants and professionals in workshops, seminars and one to one helping them land their next jobs and become better leaders, presenters and business partners. Before that I spent 25 years in accountancy climbing the career ladder from Payments Clerk to FD. I’m a CIMA Fellow, Certified Professional Coach and Team Coach Facilitator.