Ever heard this expression at work: “That’s not my baby!”
Well, the business equivalent is: “That’s not my monkey!”
From where did this expression originate? What does it mean?
If you have ever felt like the whole office is on your shoulders (unfairly so) yet your colleagues seem to have all the time in the world to go for golf (hmm!), go to the spa (tsk!) or simply just walk around social-chatting at everyone’s desk … then they probably read this article before you.
It’s time to wise up.
IT IS SAID THAT WE PERISH FOR LACK OF KNOWLEDGE.
Budget time today to understand what monkeys are, where they come from and how to deal with them – regardless of who’s throwing them in your direction. And this is the fact of the matter, monkeys SHALL be thrown at you … guaranteed.
Get your power back
Read what HBR had to say on this matter.
Put the knowledge into practise, and you will have more time on your hands.
How? When you’re done reading, simply ask yourself:
“Which ONE thing, can I put into action TODAY?”
There’s no time like the present.
IT BOILS DOWN TO HOW TO HAVE MORE TIME AT WORK TO DO THE WORK THAT MATTERS.
Click to read the full HBR article
You will learn:
Freedom tactics – How to avoid carrying other people’s monkeys
How to take personal initiative – And there are 5 types of initiatives you can take.
This article IS WORTH A READ now, and repeatedly, into the future.
To your success!
About the Lead Coach & CEO’s Confidante
Gerald Walterfang is passionate about walking with his Clients – and has excelled at creating a safe space for senior executives to shelter in. Contact him if you would like structured support as you journey through life. Professional career & personal development, is just a click away.
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