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[FLR] | How Great Leaders Avoid Getting Burned Out

Happy Friday!
 
As leaders we are often focused on time management however I think there is a more important thing to focus on: energy management.
 
This week, I was coaching a client and she was sharing that she wasn’t having the most focused or productive week. She expressed that she needed to manage her time better but I explained this was really more about energy management; she was simply running on “empty”.
 
Too many weeks of her burning the candle at both ends led to this.
 
What’s the solution? There are no simple answers. I do think that not expecting yourself to be at 100% every day is a good start.
 
Changing up tasks, schedules and expectations are 3 simple ways to manage this.
 
Forbes | How Great Leaders Avoid Getting Burned Out: Two Simple Secrets
 
FastCompany | The Reasons Why Your Whole Team Is Burning Out
 
Inc. | 5 Signs a Leader Is Burned Out

 

CJ | How do you know when it’s time to retire?
 
TED | All it takes is 10 mindful minutes
 
Leading, along the road with you!
 
Alan
 
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