The word stress is actually defined as, “mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or very demanding circumstances.” The word “stress”, is closely associated with the words “tension” or “pressure.” All this means is that everyone and everything has some stress associated with it!
We are indeed creatures of habit. We lull ourselves into a certain way of thinking or living. What are your habits? Are most of your habits good ones or bad ones? You’ve heard that the definition of insanity is doing the same things expecting different results!
When I am considering hiring someone, I mentally work through this list and ask myself whether I think the candidate possesses these indispensable values. When I am interviewing a candidate, I often highlight these indispensable values I look for in a team member. Here are the seven indispensable values of a great team member...
I was recently ill. Sick. Fever. Chills. Headache. Cough. Snot. Lots of snot. Sorry, I am just being real with you. I felt awful. I didn’t want to get out bed. I slowly recovered. The new challenge? Now I was much further behind than before I went down. There was now so much to do I didn’t know where to start. It was actually paralyzing. Can I make a confession to you? There was a big part of me that just wanted to go back to bed and pull the covers over my head, turn on the TV and binge on Netflix. Rather than dig myself out of the hole I was in, I was tempted to retreat and give up on all that I hadn’t done and needed to do! While this internal battle raged, the thought occurred to me that this internal battle actually takes place every day in our leadership.
I am not a big fan of delegation. Delegation is simply getting rid of what we don’t want to do done by trying to get someone else to do it so we don’t have to do it anymore. Do you see how self-centered that sounds? So what is the alternative?
Every week I hear the same story. I speak with a leader who’s interested in coaching...but they begin to whine. They whine as they tell me about all the reasons why they can’t grow their ministry or organization because of external factors:
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Shawn Lovejoy is the Founder & CEO of CourageToLead.com. His heart beats for coaching leaders and helping them work through what's keeping them up at night. He now leads a team of coaches all across North America.