Good morning and Happy Monday.
I’m Monica Wofford and this is your Monday Moment.
Overthinking has become a popular topic. And heck with the multitude of new expectations of leaders and those in leadership, those prone to assimilating gobs of details in an effort to get to the precise “right” decision are likely to jump right on off into the overthinking deep end. It’s not a good or bad thing, but simply largely ineffective.
A couple of truths are this:
People don’t usually have clear right or wrong ways in the nuanced field of leading communication and understanding. And… While leadership takes conscious effort and is not best on autopilot, overthinking it is not quite so effective.
So… this week, two questions (for some thought correction):
- What do you overthink? (besides this very exercise)
- What could you automate as a decision?
If I were next to you right now, I would further encourage you to truly answer these questions, but if ya start overthinking whether or not they’ll help… yah, for that, I might not be able to help, other than to point out the obvious.
I’m Monica Wofford and that’s your Monday Moment.
See you next week for more talk on Leadership.