Welcome to Season 1, Episode 6 of the Selma on Leadership podcast. When do you need to take a step back from your organization to rest? Hear from myself and co-host Kristen McCall on why taking a time away from your leadership role to think and refuel is vital to your success.
In this episode you will learn:
- About the danger of being swept up in the pace of execution in your role
- Why you need rest to bring the best leadership thinking to your organization
- The impact of you taking time away to rest has on your organization
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“Rest is a key part of being a thought leader. You really have to be in a different state of mind to be able to bring the best leadership thinking to your organization and the leaders around you. It’s a Biblical principle.”
“Resting helps us clear our minds and think a little bit differently because if you’re in the middle of a problem to solve or an opportunity to advance, maybe the best thing you need to do is develop your team in that process, rather than you thinking it’s all on you.”
“We’re all different. I love riding bikes, I love hiking, whatever it is for you as a leader, know yourself. Know the places that you go that you can clear your head, get above and beyond the leadership role that you’re in so that you can think. Get perspective and then come back and lead your organization with a fresh view of context and content in the leadership role that you’re in. It’ll be a lot more fun and a lot less stressful, if you will.”
You can download a complete transcription of the episode here.
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