New Year, New Hope, New Choices
January. A New Year. A new decade.
Do you have new year’s resolutions that look something like this?
- More time with the family
- More time at the gym or yoga
- More time reading
- More time on vacation
All of these goals are about finding better balance. But I believe these goals create more exhaustion. All are requiring more of your time, which is something you don’t have! By adding more tasks to an already busy schedule, will it really create balance?
If you want these resolutions to stick, it is also important to add the leadership goal to “elevate from Exhausted Hero to Strategic Manager”. First, delegating individual contributor work to create space for more strategic work. Next focus on getting ahead by managing your team, not managing your tasks. You should spend over 50% of your work week focused on planning for the future by setting a vision for the months ahead, planning to avoid future roadblocks, and positively influencing the change for your team.
As a leader, you need to get ahead and stop feeling like you are always reacting. Choose to lead. Choose to delegate. Choose to create a path forward for your team to follow. Choose the proactive leadership approach that will create more time for family, your health, your development, and your being.