Henry Kissinger, Secretary of State from 1973 to 1977, said "It is, after all, the responsibility of the expert to operate the familiar and that of a leader to transcend it." I agree with Kissinger. However, we're no longer living in 1977. Thirty-six years later, change is rampant; it is no longer enough for only the leader to transcend the familiar. The leader must now bring others along on that courageous journey – to transcend the familiar and be changed.
Monday, August 19, 2013
- Take brief but regular breaks at specific intervals throughout the workday – always leaving your desk.
- As little as several minutes can allow you to disengage. This could range from getting up to talk to a colleague about something other than work, listening to music on an iPod, to walking up and down stairs in an office building.
- To defuse negative emotions, take several deep abdominal breaths. Exhaling slowly for five or six seconds induces relaxation and recovery.
Effective leaders manage their energy, not their time.
Posted by Dr. Kathryn Scanland at 6:31 PM