One of the greatest travesties of the modern world is our incessant need to always be on. We’re told that we must work hard and work often.
Most of the time, we’re chided for taking time off, going on vacation, or spending time with family.
You’ll hear the screams of the uninformed telling you that you’re wasting your time. That you could be more productive.
Yeah, sure… That’s great.
But I’m here to tell you something. Something very few people are willing to admit.
We need time to restore ourselves. We need time to rest. We need time to recover.
And the items listed above are all ways to recover. Don’t feel guilty about doing something that brings you back to full strength. Read more...
We know that all leaders are human. They’re frail and they have the ability to fail.
But since they’re in a position of leadership, we overlook the fact that they’re human. And that they can fail.
Realize All Leaders Can Fail
I think the biggest thing we can do when a leader fails is to remember that all leaders can fail. Even those you look up to the most.
When you put leadership failure into the perspective that it could easily have been you, you begin to look at the failed leader in a new light.
He’s you but in a different position. The failed leader made bad choices that led him to a place they never thought they’d be.
Each little step away from the truth leads further and further into a rabbit hole that’s hard to get out of. Read more...
You ever have one of those terrible, horrible, no good, very bad days? The kind that destroys your confidence and rattles you to the core?
I did recently. It started with a phone call on a Monday night.
It all happened because my career is in the computer repair field. I fix computers and keep them up and running.
This one Monday night I get a phone call from my boss and he tells me we experienced a power failure but the servers were still up. No big deal. I log into the remote desktop and everything seemed okay.
Tuesday morning I learned something bad had happened. We’re no longer receiving emails. In our business, this is a crisis. So I entered into crisis mode.
I snooped around our servers and didn’t see anything out of place. Next was a call to our technology solutions provider. They’re always there for us in a pinch. Read more...