The Boss Hat with Barbara Nixon
About This Show
Management Development Specialist Barbara Nixon shows you how to get the very best out of your team and yourself by giving you practical, and easy to apply tips that you’ll want to try without leaving you feeling overwhelmed. After years of working in management development Barbara not only understands what it takes to be a great boss, but she also understands the pressures, and the problems that managers face. In The Boss Hat, Barbara will give you the skills you need (in bite sized chunks) to help you find your management mojo, motivate yourself and your team, understand how to work smarter, and to be the leader you were meant to be as well as so much more. If you’re an aspiring manager wanting to take that next step in your career, or a business owner who would like to learn new skills and really motivate your team to success you’ve come to the right place. The Boss Hat is all about helping you be the best boss you can be – of your life; your team and your career. Welcome to the Boss Hat!
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The Boss Hat - Episode 13
Hi everyone thanks for listening. Hope you’re having a fantastic week.
Today I want to take you through some tips that will really help take some of the frustration out of being the boss.
Now – leading a team can be incredibly stressful as there are so many balls to juggle every single day. People to manage, customers to satisfy, projects to complete, budgets to balance and that’s without adding in the endless emails, phone calls, interruptions and the never ending to-do list. It’s really no wonder that there are days when you start to feel really frustrated by it all, you might feel stressed, and overwhelmed and that you’re not actually getting anything done that you need to get done.
But don’t worry…everyone feels like this from time to time, but there are things that you can do that will really make a difference.
So, I’m going to take you through 10 tips that’ll really help you start to feel much more in control…what I will say though they’re not quick fixes. As I’m sure you’ve realised anything worth doing takes a bit of effort, and I’m not going to apologise for this. By putting in the work and building a strong foundation to how you manage your day you’ll really start to reap the rewards but yes you can choose to not bother, but then nothing will actually change.
So – let’s get straight to it and get to tip number 1 which is:
1.Get organised & establish great systems
Being organised is a key step to minimising stress, and that feeling of overwhelm – but I know it’s not something that many of you will look forward to. But, be honest now, how tidy is your desk / drawers? Do you spend time looking for files, and documents that you need? What do the files on your PC look like? Can you find what you need there?
If you’re spending a lot of time looking for things, or pushing paper or files from one place to another it’s time for a re-think. This is definitely short term pain for long term gain. Get yourself a massive cup of tea / coffee, take a deep breath and get organised. I want you to go through your desk and your drawers, file it where you’ll find it, or shred it. There isn’t an in between.
Same goes for your PC….and your inbox. That’s right I said it…your inbox. I know you feel sick just thinking about clearing out your inbox but it needs to be done. Whilst you’re doi