Being a skeptic is a strength. We need skeptics on every team. But denial holds everyone back, especially ourselves.
When we can laugh at ourselves, it makes us real and keeps us grounded and humble — as leaders and team members.
Have you ever been in a stressful situation when someone said something funny or pointed out some funny aspect of the situation? It immediately lowers the stress in the room, helps people think more clearly and certainly connects us as humans.
While waiting at the rental car agency recently, I got a masterclass in leadership and the value of patience. Certainly one of my weaknesses. But, there are so many takeaways for us this week. Keep reading to see how the wonderful insights from this lady transformed my attitude.
Gratitude empowers the leader and everyone around them and makes us better. It helps us give people the benefit of good intentions realizing they want to succeed, and they want to be valued.
We each have our boat built with our core values to help us navigate the storms of life, the temptations, the bad habits and to secure the opportunities to live a life of significance — a life where we make a difference for others. Our choices can keep us safe, secure and enjoying our life journey, or they can keep us in the cold water.
It amazes me that when I focus on how grateful I am for big things in my life or even a little thing like a suitcase making the weight limit, I have more energy, confidence and ability to navigate life’s many ups and downs.