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Right now in the workplace, are you engaged or exhausted?

Too often today when I work within organizations their staff are exhausted and morale is low.  It’s as if a sense of fear has crept into the work place; very often because of the changes that are currently happening all around the world; stock markets crashing, the recent volcanoes erupting in parts of the world and many large organizations crumbling.
 
Leading by Telling
 

I was recently working with a group of CEO’s and one gentleman replied to my question by saying he was engaged and exhausted all in one.  My reply was Do you think that people around you don’t know you’re exhausted?  Do you think you can hide it?’  In that moment the gentleman paused and said ‘it’s time to stop pretending, I need to take a long overdue holiday and relook at my values and the current values of the company’.

For a moment there was a silence in the board room, then a huge round of applause for the gentleman who had the courage to be vulnerable and through his vulnerability he allowed everyone around him to stop pretending and have an honest conversation.

Where right now in your life do you need to stop pretending and have an honest conversation?

Three Questions:

• Ask yourself the hard question, are you engaged or exhausted in work and life?
• Are you clear on who you are and what’s important to you?
• Have you enough down time built into your day?

Molly Harvey is one of the world’s most trusted advisers on Leadership and Culture Change. She is known for her no nonsense thought provoking approach, speaking from the heart and personal experience. Her motto is ‘Don’t talk about it, just be it’
Internationally recognized, she leads corporations and their people to a whole new level of leadership and has been described as “a motivational speaker who can help people do what most of us imagine is a gift bestowed only to the Richard Bransons, Tony Blairs and Paul McCartneys of this world; she can help people visualize.”

You can connect with Molly at: Molly Harvey

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