by Michael Holland
We challenge ourselves each and every day to achieve. Problems arise and we solve them. Employees have issues and we deal with them. As a leader, you expend a great deal of energy to creatively solve small and big problems. At times you’ll find your energy level to be low, which should alert you to a need to refuel the energy. Studies have shown that minor shifts in your perspective can provide a great deal of impact in solving problems. New perspectives can be gained from the simplest of changes to your daily routine. Buy your morning coffee at a different shop. Park in a different section of the parking lot. Take a walk at lunch. Take a different seat in the staff meeting.
As you commute home today, take a different route. For those who drive, take the back roads home instead of the interstate or take a route through a different section of town. Using public transportation? Take a different train or bus. On the train, move further down the platform to sit in a different car. On the bus take a different seat. Sit if you stand or stand if you sit. Changing the scenery can provide a small spark to challenge your creativity.
Create variety in your habits and you’ll likely find variety and energy in your problem solving.