Leading your bank’s appraisal department or appraisal firm, are you working 10-hour days, but don’t have time to get everything done?

Maybe always saying “I’m swamped” is really a call to re-evaluate your leadership style.

Are you currently at a breaking point? Is your team ready to jump ship?

Clear your leadership lens

The Arbinger Institute, Leadership and Self-Deception Getting Out of the Box highlights the concept of awareness. From a leadership perspective, self-deception blinds us to the true causes of problems. Once we’re blind, the solutions that we come up with make things worse.

See bottlenecks clearly

Whether at the office or home, self-deception obscures the truth about ourselves, gives us the wrong lens to view others and our circumstances. Self-deception inhibits our ability to make productive and wise decisions.

The authors conclude, “To the extent that we are self-deceived, both our happiness and leadership are undermined at every turn.” The author, a worldwide training consulting and coaching organization, concludes: “We blind ourselves to the true motivations and unwittingly sabotage the effectiveness of our own efforts to achieve success and increase happiness.”

As a fee or bank appraiser, how would it feel to dramatically improve team building, conflict resolution, and personal growth and development? What would it do for your firm or appraisal department to think deeply and use your creativity to resolve issues within oneself?

5 ideas to avoid exhaustion land

  1. Be available for reflection on your interactions with staff and other leaders.
  2. Try to see your own faults in communication and relationships, and how to address them.
  3. Consider a better perspective on others’ contribution to relationship problems.
  4. Avoid unnecessary and unhelpful blaming of others, stop the cycle.
  5. Focus on what you can change for the better, and thereby also invite change from others.

4 more if you’re in it to win it

  1. Get buy-in, cooperation and positive input from everyone in you work and home circles.
  2. Choose your response, that’s where the power of personal responsibility lies.
  3. Examine inner motivations, specifically self-justification.
  4. Understanding the ‘boxes’ we are in.

Make productive and wise decisions.

Be the very best version of ourselves.

Lead when your team is exhausted.