Leadership Strategies for a Frustration-Free Holiday

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👋🏻 Jacob here.

The holiday season exposes all of the career bullshit that you’ve bottled up this year.

You’re now living through a 6-week oxymoron.

You both slow down to be present with family—AND hurry up to wrap the year up strong.

You must pull off the superhuman career and family leadership role—even if you’re job searching.

You work your ass off so your family can enjoy the bounties of your executive career.

The ordinarily innocuous inconveniences—such as rescheduled meetings, traffic, expense reports, and that damn weekly recurring with Jeff—get intensified.

You may find yourself feeling the pressure.

Let’s alleviate.

Write down each moment where you catch yourself irritable.

Once you’ve established your loathe list — brainstorm ways to prevent this crap moving forward.

  • What can you eliminate?
  • What can you automate?
  • What can you delegate?

If you can’t take action, WHY?

What’s in the way, who do you need to influence, and how can you ensure the outcome you need?

Sometimes, it’s a simple ask.

What can you do this week to make the next several more pleasant? A calendar audit may be in order.

Stay fearless, friends. 

See you next week.

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