We experience good times and bad times as a leader. Those good times come from leadership successes and seeing people grow. The bad times? Those are the times we’ve failed to do what we know is right, a project goes south, or we experience an issue with team members.
There’s good news regardless of whether or not you’ve experienced success or failure. You can learn and celebrate both.
Celebrating Success And Learning From Failure As A Leader
We must celebrate success and learn from our failures. It’s how we grow and continue to thrive as leaders. People get excited when they see their good works praised. They grow and thrive when they see how they can learn from their failures.
Think about the times you’ve failed. What happens? You may beat yourself up. You may tell yourself that you never do anything right. Read more...
Leaving the office doesn’t always relieve the sense of stress or frustration you feel. You often carry it home. There, you unleash that frustration on those closest to you: your family.
You know this isn’t right. Yet, the stress and impending burnout pull you in this negative direction. You’re not yourself; you’re someone who’s angry, broken, and bitter.
You want to be better than this. You don’t want to snap at your spouse, yell at your child, or fume angrily.
Did you know it’s possible? You don’t have to live a life of frustration. You don’t have to burnout. You can be something more than this.
Identifying Sources Of Stress And Burnout Of Leaders
What causes undue amounts of stress for leaders? Why do leaders burnout?
I’ve heard these questions asked again and again. I’ve seen the results of stress and burnout. They’re not pretty. Read more...
I feel like my family gets the short end of the stick. I never have time to do the things I love to do. Work is always calling me and I have to answer.
These are things I hear regularly from leaders around the world. There’s never enough time to get work and life done. One or the other gets neglected.
What if I told you it didn’t have to be this way? What if you could accomplish everything you needed at work and still spend time with loved ones doing what you love?
It’s possible. Not only is it possible but it’s something you need to do.
3 Ways To Establish And Maintain Healthy Work-Life Balance
In this article, we will look at 3 ways you can establish and maintain a healthy work-life balance. You may be shocked at one or two of the suggestions. You may wonder why you didn’t think of these ideas before. Read more...
As we approach Thanksgiving, it’s never more appropriate to consider the impact of gratitude on our lives, especially as a leader. There’s so much to be thankful for and so much we take for granted.
Have you ever been led by someone who lacked gratitude? You could tell, couldn’t you? They walked around with a sour look on their face, their actions displayed disdain to those around them, and there was this sense of tension in the air.
A person that lacks gratitude is hard to be around. Do you know what’s even harder? Being around a leader who lacks gratitude.
It’s impressive what gratitude can do for you. According to the Mayo Clinic, studies have shown that feeling thankful can improve sleep, mood, and immunity. On top of that, when you are grateful, you decrease depression, anxiety, difficulties with chronic pain, and the risk of disease! Read more...
As a leader, people are watching you. They’re looking to see how you will respond to difficult circumstances, challenging people, and even success. People want to know how you will respond to what you’re experiencing.
Beyond that, people are also listening. They’re listening to hear what you say, how you say it, and in what tone you say what you say.
Being a leader is difficult because you’re always under a microscope.
You have to step into leadership knowing this. When you do, you’re prepared to understand how your actions influence personal and professional relationships.
I always think of the youth students my wife and I have mentored. We’ve been in youth ministry for over 20 years. That’s an insane amount of time, but we love the students and know we’re making a difference. Read more...