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Leadership in Gray: What We Can Learn from Zuckerberg?

Do you ever find yourself in a total head-scratcher? I bet you have; we all have those moments when we’re like, “What on earth is going on here?” Life can be a tricky puzzle, and sometimes, we manage to solve it, but other times, we just can’t seem to piece it together. 🧩 The key is knowing that as managers, our job is to be the guiding star for our team and help them chart a path through the chaos.

Why does Mark Zuckerberg always wear gray T-shirts?

Let’s talk about something more common and simpler: Mark Zuckerberg’s gray tees. You’ve probably noticed how he’s almost always wearing the same thing. It might seem like he’s just being lazy, but there’s a method to his fashion madness.

Zuck says, “I really want to clear my life to make it so that I have to make as few decisions as possible about anything except how to best serve this community.” He’s all about minimizing the number of decisions he has to make so he can make the few that really matter count. 🤷♂️

You are not alone in fatigue

An average American makes about 35,000 decisions a day, as per one estimate. The number sounds huge. But, opening this piece to read on your device involved many decisions – to read or not, where to read, what device to use, and so on.

An American journalist named John Tierney coined a term for this concept – #DecisionFatigue. It’s that feeling when you’ve made so many choices that your decision-making quality starts to nosedive. Sound familiar? If it does, it’s time to step back and shake things up in your team.

Delegating tasks and responsibilities is a smart move, and you can even take a page from Zuckerberg’s book by cutting out the noise and zeroing in on what truly counts. It’s like a workplace spring cleaning! 🌼

Smarter solutions await!

But here’s the cool part – you don’t have to go on this journey alone. Risely, the AI co-pilot for leadership development is your trusty sidekick. Meet Merlin, the interactive chatbot, and unlock its multiple powerful modes to level up your skills and tackle challenges. 🤖 Check out this short video 👇

sample showing different modes of merlin, Risely's AI leadership coach

Merlin makes decisions easy for you with its constant support and advice. You can practice difficult conversations before heading to them, discuss specific situations, and seek tips for developing a skill – all as per your comfort.

So, create your free account today, and start tracking your progress one step at a time. In a world that’s changing faster than you can say “meta,” having a buddy who’s got your back and gets you ready for whatever comes your way is your ticket to success! 🚀🌟

Meanwhile, remember that taking breaks is not just okay but great. It helps you rejuvenate and jump back to business better than before. 

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