He said he coaches his kids to make sure they avoid permanent mistakes. Some are obvious: breaking the law, teen pregnancy, ear spacers, driving under the influence accidents, starting to smoke/take meth/cocaine/heroin or other drugs, drinking excessively, permanent facial make-up tattoos, piercings in non-conventional areas, eating a donut a day not an apple, drunk facial tattoos.
Leaders – what is your routine the first 5 minutes in the door? Do you head straight to your office? How you spend the first 5 minutes can ignite the fire in your team if you know what you are doing. Sometimes leaders are so focused on putting out fires they forget how to light them. How can y0u change the energy quickly?
I recommend the first five minutes you connect and engage your team – face to face with those close by and virtually with those working remotely.
Seek them out and ask them to tell you something good! What are they excited about?
What is their focus for the day? What will they accomplish today? How can you help?
Ask about their kids and out of the office activities. Engage and show sincere interest.