014: Leaders, Be Good to Yourself, Part 5: The Pause that Refreshes
Release Date: 03/19/2019
Leaders can easily fall prey to workplace stress and the demands of the team. This can cause them to sacrifice the creativity that fuels innovation and progress. In this podcast episode, I talk about how to find proactive solutions during times of stress by taking a pause and practicing intentional mindfulness.
We’re wrapping up our “Be Good to Yourself” series, which is focused on why leaders truly need to take care of themselves before effectively caring for their teams.
In 1929 Coca-Cola introduced their marketing slogan, “The pause that refreshes.” Though I’m not a fan of soda, this slogan offers insight into how you can become a better leader. Regular moments of pause and intentional reflection are critical to growing your capacities in leadership and life and doing both with all your heart.
Keeping up with the goals and demands of the workplace can lead managers to miss out on opportunities to give and receive necessary feedback. If that’s not enough, the constant dinging and buzzing of our smartphones can add to the challenge of finding quiet moments to re-center.
The frenetic pace of our lives caps the voice of wisdom that is often only recognizable in a still, quiet moment. Listen in as I share how you can find those moments.
In this episode, you’ll hear:
- The key benefits of taking a moment to pause and intentionally reflect.
- How a creative genius and holder of 200 patents, Dr. Elmer Gates, used pauses for enhanced productivity.
- Quick ways you can incorporate intentional reflection into your life without interfering with your daily routine.
- Strategies for thinking critically and creatively—instead of reactively—in crisis situations.
I’d love to hear your questions, thoughts, and comments. If you have a minute, drop me a line on social or email me with your name and questions, and I’ll take some time in an upcoming episode to address some of your organizational and leadership challenges!
As always, my hope is to encourage you in the pursuit of a better you, better team, better business, better life!