leadership

Feeling Uninspired?

It is inevitable…we wake up one day and we’re just not “feelin’ it”.  Our spirits are low, our bodies are exhausted, our energies seemingly nonexistent.  What do we do then?  We’re leaders.  Rituals need priestessing, classes need teaching, students need feedback, email needs answering.  At times, the “to do” list looks endless (and it probably is!). This is the time of year when many feel low, tired, and uninspired, at least in the Northern Hemisphere.  It gets dark before 5 o’clock and our bodies naturally want to rest and recuperate, hibernate and recalibrate. If we want to do anything at […]

Cultivating Self-Discipline

Note:  In the first post in this series Leadership Assets:  Discipline I discussed what self-discipline is and why it is so important for us to develop this quality. In the second post Following the Path of Self-Discipline, I talked more about how self-discipline can serve us as leaders.  In the final post of this series, I’ll share some of the ways that I’ve cultivated my own self-discipline.  I also request *your* input!  What are the tips and tricks you use to keep yourself disciplined, or to increase your skills in this arena? Here is a list I’ve compiled to get us […]

Following the Path of Self-Discipline

Note:  In the first post in this series “Leadership Assets:  Discipline” I discussed what self-discipline is and why it is important for us not only in our leadership roles, but in our lives.  That post can be found here.   Today I’ll be exploring this topic in a bit more depth, with the ultimate intention of completing this short series with my next post in July. Self-discipline is a form of freedom. Freedom from laziness and lethargy, freedom from the expectations and demands of others, freedom from weakness and fear and doubt.             ~H.A. Dorfman As I […]