How Leaders Can Reduce Organizational Overload and Overwhelm

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As a leader, you may be under the impression that feeling overloaded and overwhelmed is just part of the job. Today’s leaders have more responsibilities and demands on their time than ever before. Leadership has also become more than just a full-time job — it’s a full-life job. The expectations placed on leaders can be overwhelming. So much so, in fact, that the feelings of being overloaded and overwhelmed extend into organizational cultures, “infecting” entire teams and making individuals feel as if they are doing something wrong if they don’t feel the same stressed-out feelings.

 

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Holiday Greetings from Leaders Edge

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I love taking the opportunity to pause and reflect at this time of the year. 2018 has been eventful, productive and incredibly gratifying, both personally and professionally. There have been ups and downs, for sure. But looking back, it is clear that the ups outnumber the downs.

 

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Why Kindness Matters for Effective Leadership

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I think we can all agree that the world could benefit from more kindness. Sadly, sometimes I have found myself on the receiving end of a distinct lack of kindness. And that doesn't  feel good! Luckily, I believe I have been blessed to both receive kindness, and be able to offer kindness to others. It is a choice we make, after all, so be kind! The world and life are precious, so let’s not take it for granted.

 

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The Dark Side of Delegation: 6 Mistakes to Avoid

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The ability to delegate is an essential aspect of leading effectively. I see far too many leaders crashing and burning because they try to take everything on by themselves. As a leader, it is imperative that you use the talents, time and energy of others to help move your organization and team forward. It helps you get more done, plus it benefits growth and development. It creates engagement and “buy in” to the vision and mission of the organization.

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