There was a time when only leaders in their 40’s and 50’s told me they were exhausted from leading; now, leaders in their late 20’s and 30’s are saying the same thing.
We could make a list of the changes in culture that may contribute to this issue, but for this post, I’d like to focus on what we can do about it.
Let me make a helpful comparison between leadership vitality and physical vitality.
Patti and I have a personal trainer, and we work out together twice a week. For the other five days, the focus is aerobic. It’s a healthy routine.
We’ve learned that strength and sustainability are good companions.
It takes the right combination of weight and reps to gain strength but also to be able to sustain the program. Too much weight can cause burnout or injury; too little weight does not create the needed strength to live an energetic and vibrant lifestyle.
We can take some cues from this to our leadership.Read More