Here are some 6 quick ideas to think about regarding your health, and organizational health. I jotted these down while reading, podcasting, and reviewing previous leadership content in January.
(Note: I have also linked content that I recommend).
Before Edison invented electricity, the average person slept 11 hours per night (Credit: John Mark Comer).
There are people on your team that have solutions to problems that you don’t even know exist (Credit Craig Groeschel)
Clementine Churchill wrote to remind Winston Churchill to sleep at least 8 hours per night during the Great War (World War 1, when WC was First Lord of the Admiralty). He later slept 8 hours during WWII as Prime Minister.
If you want to be in charge of everything, be in charge of nothing. (Credit: Jocko Willink)
I will lie down and sleep in peace, for you alone, Lord, make me dwell in safety’ (Psalm 4:8).
“Our job as leaders is to grow people, not get our ideas heard.” Cameron Herold
Obviously, the topics above are sleep and leadership. Consider today how they go hand in hand. How, when you have slept well, you are someone worth following. And how, when you haven’t, you can be trite, short, and even grumpy.
When I am rushed, hurried, and tired, I often give those I love the most my worst. Ugh!
Leadership is about growing human beings, awakening the possibility in them, listening to them, and of course valuing them.
My contention today is that you cannot do that well without being adequately rested yourself.
So, go to bed a little earlier today so that you can be a little more gracious to those you lead.