Leadership and Managing Energy

Jan 12, 2014 | Leadership & Culture

Leadership and Managing Energy

Nothing so conclusively proves a man’s ability to lead others as what he does from day to day to lead himself. ~Thomas J. Watson
As a second dimension of leadership managing energy levels is very important – Where do you gain energy and what saps it. How can you manage it and why?
You need to utilise all your positive emotions well! Work / life balance for many is a myth, it is more about balancing energy flows than making sure you have equal and satisfying time for work and life. Enjoy what you are doing that is the key reward that enables satisfaction. Managing the energy is a major dimension of becoming a good leader.
What priorities and activities energise you, where do you get a sense of achievement and reward where you really don’t notice the ‘passage of time’- The activities where you are more productive and satisfied – motivate you to overcome the obstacles. Using these energy activities and their energy to space out the energy sapping tasks and overcome the obstacles.
The purpose of life is not to be happy – but to matter, to be productive, to be useful, and to have it make some difference that you have lived at all. ~ Leo Rosten
Burn out is a reality for all of us. But by becoming aware of conditions and situations that replenish your energy and those that sap it will help satisfaction of purpose and “work / life balance” Managing energy – not time is the key to high performance and personal reward.
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A leader has the vision and conviction that a dream can be achieved. He inspires the power and energy to get it done.~Ralph Nader
To love what you do and feel that it matters- how could anything be more fun! That is part of leadership!
Every small business owner has to show good leadership skills whether you employ staff or not.

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