I recently found this article in Harvard Business Review (HBR) and thought you might find it interesting also. It may apply to a new leader you are training or to you personally – or both.
The author, David Brendel, mentions four main tips for relaxing in your new role and letting go of some old ways of thinking:
- Mindset Shifts – learning to emphasize a leader’s “soft skills” and the “hard skills.”
- Mindfulness Skills – We would encourage prayer, time in the Word, and reflection in this area: learning to relax through self-awareness and trusting the Lord’s direction and strength.
- Medical Wellness – taking care of yourself: rest, exercise, diet
- Meaning Structures – being confident in the purpose of your work
These are not brand new ideas but basic principles to leading well as a leader.
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Which of these four areas are you doing well? Which one is most difficult for you? What can you do to apply these principles in your new leadership role?
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