In our hyper-connected world, you’re expected to be at the beck and call of the organization you lead. This expectation can drain you and take a toll on your weekends.
They’re no longer sacred. They’re no longer set aside for rest.
Instead, you’re worried about what could go wrong.
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You can’t live like this. No one can. At some point, you’re going to crack.
All because you couldn’t disconnect and leave your work behind while enjoying the weekend.
You can change all of that. You can create an environment where you can have a better weekend.
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Part of the leader’s job is to be available to those they’re leading. Or so we’ve been told.
Our culture has taught us that we need to be at the beck and call of those who have our number. After all, what’s a cell phone for except to get in touch with someone?
That’s what we’ve been told. We’ve been hooked with the lie that we need to be reached at a moments notice.
While a timely response should be common place, constant connection is deadly to our health and relationships.
Take a cue from these organizational leaders who know how to disconnect:
Heidi Klum – This woman is a machine. She’s a supermodel, the host and executive producer of Project Runway, a judge on America’s Got Talent, and she runs a fashion line. Read more...
Leaders know there will be days when they no longer want to lead. Leadership is difficult and ungrateful at times. But what can we do about that?
A fellow leader brought this up during a recent coffee outing. He’s finding himself frustrated with his leadership position. There are feelings that things are going no where and he can’t change them.
Upper management doesn’t want to take on new ideas to increase their influence. Those he’s leading aren’t performing up to standard.
This is when he said “Leadership sucks. I’m not liking this.”
I think any leader that’s been around long enough has felt this way. They know there are leadership struggles every leader will face.
So what makes these leaders continue on the leadership journey? Are they superhuman or have some sort of magical power? Read more...
Do you ever get that tired feeling? You know what I’m talking about.
That feeling that you can’t go on. You’ve consumed enough. Or you’ve done enough work.
It’s just draining.
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“These guys work pretty hard, so if they need to take a break we let them take a break, especially this time of year when we are really really busy.”
That’s the feeling I had today while going through my daily blog reading.
My eyes started to hurt. I felt exhausted. I didn’t want to keep reading.
And you know what?
I stopped reading. I closed the browser tabs. I changed what I was doing. I went from reading blog posts to creating a new blog post.
The best thing about this? I felt better. Energy returned. I had a renewed vigor. Read more...