Fighting Fatigue: Stop, Collaborate and Listen

Written by Cindy Leavitt

People With Hands Together Over Wooden TableThe last few weeks have been tough for me. I felt like I was slogging through and not making much progress on several fronts. Part of the reason that I write this blog is to self-reflect and check in to see if I am being the leader that I want to be. When I checked in for the last several weeks, I was not feeling like an incredibly positive leader and instead of forcing it, I did not write any blogs. 

Last week, as I was preparing to teach a leadership class about energy and habits, Jenna Price shared concerns that she had been hearing from the group about the overwhelm they and their teams were feeling. She also shared a link to this video about managing ourselves so we can creatively solve problems. Both were so helpful! I developed an exercise so that the leaders could identify the root causes for why they felt overwhelmed. And before we did the exercise in the training session, we watched the video that Jenna shared.

This experience of co-creating the training and then using the training session to co-create solutions reminded me that so many people want to help and contribute their amazing insights, skills and passion. Unleashing that potential was so much fun and made me very happy. 

The next time you feel like you are slogging through, how can you invite others to co-create solutions with you?