Juliet Funt: A Minute to Think
Juliet Funt is a renowned keynote speaker and tough-love advisor to the Fortune 500 who is regularly featured in top global media outlets, including Forbes and Fast Company. She is the founder and CEO of The Juliet Funt Group, helping business leaders and organizations to unleash their full potential by unburdening talent from busywork.
She has earned one of the highest ratings in the largest leadership event in the world, and she has worked with brands such as Spotify, National Geographic, Costco, Pepsi, Nike, and many more. Her new book is titled, A Minute to Think: Reclaim Creativity, Conquer Busyness, and Do Your Best Work.
In this conversation, Juliet and I explore the four assets that many leaders bring to the workplace — and when taken too far, how these assets become risks. Juliet shares four questions we can ask of ourselves (and perhaps of others) that will surface where to start with finding space. Plus, we discuss some of the practical steps leaders can take to influence a culture of margin with their teams.
- The science is showing what many of us have experienced intuitively: space itself helps us to explore and expand possibility.
- Key assets can, if overused, become risks. These risks manifest in four ways: overdrive, perfectionism, overload, and frenzy.
Four questions are useful starting points for controlling risk:
- When the risk is overdrive, the question is:
Is there anything I can let go of?
When the risk is perfectionism, the question is:
Where is ‘good enough’, good enough?
- When the risk is overload, the question is:
What do I truly need to know?
- When the risk is frenzy, the question is:
What deserves my attention?
- The Busyness Test
- A Minute to Think: Reclaim Creativity, Conquer Busyness, and Do Your Best Work* by Juliet Funt
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