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FRIDAY BUZZ: THE DANGERS OF EXPECTING PERFECTION

BY ELI ZIMMERMAN  - ASSOCIATIONS NOW

Changing your mindset could result in transforming workplace success from impossible to inevitable.Finding a balance can be difficult, but there are steps you can take to encourage a productive, nondestructive mindset.

Reevaluating assumptions about work and productivity is a useful strategy for a healthy attitude. It can be easy to slip into a loop of how productive goals ought to look, and those assumptions can get in the way of actually achieving anything.

But changing assumptions can take time, so in the meantime try thinking about the words you use when approaching a task. According to Andrew D. Wittman, author of Ground Zero Leadership: CEO of You, using phrases like “that’s impossible” can be detrimental to moving past a mental barrier.

At the end of the day, whether you’re trying to maximize the potential of a service program or creating an innovative member engagement strategy, it’s crucial to celebrate small wins and keep looking ahead, even if your goal seems out of reach.

Teams are bound to run into obstacles, but it’s important for project managers to think carefully about how best to approach roadblocks.

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