The Year Of Continued Fatigue

2020 was the year of COVID-19. I believe it was also the year of fatigue.

So many leaders have been challenged, beat down, and talked down to because of the COVID-19 virus. They’ve become beat-up, worn-down versions of their old selves.

Then comes the year 2021.

Things are looking better in terms of COVID-19. People returned to work. Business picked up.

Then, like a rollercoaster, we’re hit with another wave of COVID-19 issues.

The Year Of Continued Fatigue

According to Healthline, fatigue is the overall feeling of tiredness or a lack of energy. Who here has felt that this year, especially?

I’ll be the first to raise my hand.

The year 2020 was challenging. Between COVID, lack of work, and the death of my father, I was worn out and tired.

3 Responsibilities A Good Leader Has

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If you’re running a business or have been put in a leadership position, you want to make sure you know what it takes to be a good leader. It’s easy to be a bad leader, but a good leader needs to put in some effort and care if you want good results. You’re responsible for a lot of what goes on with you and your employees, so you have quite a lot on your plate. What’s important is understanding the difference between being someone’s leader and being someone’s boss. A leader leads and sets an example for those who are working below them.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Cry Macho

A Reel Leadership Article

Cry Macho is the new Clint Eastwood movie. It stars Clint as cowboy Mike Milo. He’s old and well past his prime in the cowboy circuit.

Due to a favor owed to rodeo promoter Howard Polk (Dwight Yoakam), Mike agrees to go to Mexico to pick up Howard’s estranged son, Rafo (Eduardo Minett). The journey is slow but touching. It shows growth between the hurting Mike and the distrusting Rafo. In the end, the story concludes on a bittersweet note.

Clint Eastwood in Cry Macho

There’s nothing unexpected in Cry Macho. It is a typical, aging Clint Eastwood movie. That’s not a bad thing by any stretch of the imagination. The movie is engaging and enduring.

Today, we’re going to look at the leadership lessons in Cry Macho. We’re going to see how Clint’s latest flick can help us become a better leader.

The Hard Work Of Leadership

From the outside world, leadership can look easy. People may see leaders as having the cush job. They get a corner office, they don’t have set office hours, or they get to make all the rules.

These things sound great. Sometimes, they are. But the people looking at leadership from the outside in miss so much more that goes on in leadership.

They miss the hard work.

The Hard Work Of Leadership

What does that mean? Is there really hard work for leaders? You betcha.

The hard work of leadership includes:

  • Deciding how to let a potential candidate down
  • Working longer hours because you are unwilling to settle for good when you want the best
  • Listening to a family who has lost a loved one
  • Trying to figure out how to make a financial shortfall work this month

Building Trust With Your Remote Team

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Trust plays a crucial role in running a successful business. There is no way to overstate the importance of trust within a workplace team. To get things done, coworkers need to be able to trust each other, and managers and employees need to have trust between them.

Man typing on a laptop

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The increasing number of remote employees can, however, make this difficult at times. Because managers, executives, and employees are often based in different places, building trust can be a challenge since you rarely see each other and have less interaction. 

 Even with the lack of face-to-face time, remote employees can establish trust. The purpose of this blog post is to review some of them.