Three Skills to Prevent Leadership Burnout from Entrepreneur.com
We live in a culture that pushes all of to do more. Although I believe that challenging ourselves and pushing our limits can be a good thing, constantly pushing and demanding more of ourselves diminishes our creativity, our resilience, and our abilities to be an effective leader
This post is a good reminder of this. I particularly appreciated burnout prevention item #3—“make your own well-being a priority.” In my experience, this is one of the greatest challenges for leaders, particularly in the nonprofit sector, where the focus is on taking care of others’ needs and interests and not one’s own.
Bottom line: we can’t be an effective leader—in any field—without first attending to our own health and well-being. So, if you’ll excuse me, it’s time to go do some yoga.