Do you lead well when you are impatient? We all have things that we find irritating. You might be irritated when people are habitually late. You might get annoyed when you have to repeat an instruction more than once. You might get flustered when people miss deadlines.
I’m very excited about this month’s focus on leadership. I wanted to start our conversation by focusing on an essential characteristic of leadership: authenticity. How does authenticity shape the life of leaders?
October is mental health awareness month. I felt it a perfect time to introduce you to one of the study guide characters as well as to share how receiving support for my mental and emotional health have been a blessing. Let me introduce you to Nancy.
Have you introduced someone you did not know? Typically, we fumble across the details of their lives and end with a sheepish grin (we are programmed to save face). We can only introduce who we know and what we know about them.
In our daily meetings, we try to make the “perfect” impression. We want our encounters to be memorable. We want to make a lasting impression on others. There is nothing wrong with wanting to be our best. Many of us take this need to be perfect and turn it into something it is not. We make perfection our gold standard for a job well done.
After battling fatigue, frustration, and overwhelming thoughts to give up, I confronted the truth. Busyness is not fruitful; it produces a cycle of undone tasks that do not have an end result.