Organizational life is wearing on us, and for those charged with leading and guiding others, it's natural for fatigue to set in on occasion. However, if the fatigue lingers, you might find yourself facing a leadership slump. Here are four big ideas to help you navigate a leadership slump.
There's the practical dimension of leading where we focus on the grind-it-out, get-things-done-through-others heavy lifting. However, there's a higher-order opportunity with this work. The leadership opportunity is truly about the potential to create by working with the ultimate medium: the ideas and efforts of others.
No job is perfect, however, when you manage to align your sense of purpose with a cause that brings this purpose to life, the work can be exhilarating at times and enjoyable all of the time. If time is running at a snail's pace and there's no joy in the work, it's time to pursue a reset.
We all intuitively know a toxic workplace is bad for our health. Jeffrey Pfeffer's latest book, Dying for a Paycheck, offers some data to back this claim. And while some may benefit from job change, others are motivated to reinvent their careers as part of saving their health and lives. This articles shares some of the insights gained in working with multiple career reinventors.
There's a well-known mind-body connection when it comes to exercise. The hard work of career reinvention is helped considerably when you commit to a parallel activity of physical transformation
There's no doubt leadership development is important. However, top leaders in successful organizations understand they owe much of their success to great managers who make their firms go and grow. They also understand the connectivity between leader and manager and they focus on developing the whole professional.
For many mid-to-late career professionals, the lure of doing something different is strong. Unfortunately, the barriers in our minds are often stronger. A critical success factor is giving yourself permission to reinvent your career. Once you eliminate this hurdle, the process is navigable.
Filled with practical ideas and approaches to strengthen your performance as a manager, better support your team and drive results, High Performance Accelerator for Managers (live-online + mentoring) is a great next step for your professional development.
For too many experienced professionals, the later stages of their careers feel more like prison sentences than rich opportunities to learn and grow. Yet, investing time to rethink your personal purpose and cause through the lens of your experience, can set the stage for the most productive, rewarding portion of your career and life.
For most people, the idea of reinventing themselves in their careers remains a fantasy. However, for those who do move from fantasy and ideas to actions, the career reinvention process is filled with obstacles to be overcome. Here are 5 big lessons learned from some successful career reinventors: