Take care of the self to take care of the team

What they didn’t tell me when I chose the role of dad, is the same thing they didn’t tell me when I chose the role of leader. Being “good” at it is relatively easy for a week or a month or a year. But even the best of us can get ground down after years of putting in our best effort. How seductive the short cuts become when we are exhausted. We can’t work ourselves out of this one. Rather, we need to be intentional about filling our own tanks as well. To show up at our best means we must take care of ourselves just as we take care of our team.

by Jonathan Wilson

Jonathan is the Head Coach at Sandcastle Company, a Seattle-based leadership training organization. His first book, Future Leader: Rebooting Leadership to Win the Millennial and Tech Future [link], is now available. Jonathan regularly writes and speaks about The New Leader Way, leadership resilience, and the future of work. He has years of leadership experience in both the public and private sectors, a master's degree from Seattle University, and professional coach training from the University of Miami.

Filed under: Leadership

Published on September 6, 2018

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