A great leader continually challenges her people to push beyond their current comfort zones. But pushing people too relentlessly eventually prompts fear and fatigue, both of which undermine great performance. In this case, the balancing opposite is nurturing and caring for those one leads.
When it comes to managing your energy, your work life and your home life are inextricably linked. If there is something that is upsetting or draining at work, is there any doubt that it affects your energy at home? Well, the same is true in reverse.
Raisman didn’t get to the Olympics with a habit of ruminating on what went wrong...She had the wisdom to know that she couldn’t change what had already happened. However, she could change the outcome of her next performance.
However, without innovation, businesses are woefully unprepared to capitalize on new market developments, adopt advancing technologies, and prevent competition from taking their market share. To survive, companies must be able to change with the times.
The more time we spend doing something, the less time we invariably have to invest elsewhere. The problem with framing our world by such terms is that it exposes us to the perils of scarcity.