7 Tips for Busy Leaders
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In this exclusive webinar, Jon Cohn, Co-Founder and CEO at Fitspot, and Jim Cavale, Founder & CEO at Influencer (INFLCR), will discuss the importance of wellness for today’s busy leaders!
1. Find time in your day that is yours.
Anyone could have 5-7 roles in their life, both inside and outside of work. They could be a parent, a CEO, a volunteer, an admin, etc. So how do you find the balance in all these tasks? For Jim, he uses the morning as his time. At the beginning of the day, he reflects on his spirituality and builds on the foundation of his faith.
2. Create your legacy.
As Jim says, “I can get caught up in what the world wants me to do.” His idea to stayed focused: Think of the roles that you play in your life (from fitness, emotional health, spiritual health, financial wellness), and take ownership. They all work together and make you the person you want to be and will impact your relationships, in and out of work.
3. People don’t follow power leaders; they follow clarity leaders.
Over-communicate to your employees. Exemplify the characteristics and values that you have as a leader, and those that you want to attract. Continue to share with your employees why you exist as a company, and why you are the founder.
4. Establish your three “to-dos.”
- Purpose – The reason you exist. This is your why?
- Mission – The goal of your company. This is your what? You should continue to add new missions as you achieve them.
- Values – The character of your organization. This is your who?
- How you achieve all of this is through strategic planning. You should first start with the why, what and who, then follow your plan with the how.
5. Create a purpose that employees can rally around and co-own.
The employees have the power in companies, and these days, that power depends on the newer generations – Gen Y and younger. For businesses to succeed, these groups are the key. This generation cares about different goals than what our parents did. They created a work/life balance. Companies need to win over these generations by getting them to buy into the purpose to create a sense of ownership.
6. Invest in wellness on the front end.
Foster a culture that embodies proactivity and responsibility around wellness. For healthy employees, this is something that no one can put an objective, tangible quantification on it. It’s the culture of the person, evident through their self-esteem and energy. You can’t quantify it. You’ll see the person who takes wellness seriously, and you’ll see they are more productive at work.
7. Be accountable.
We can all look at experiences in our young life, especially in sports, and turn them into lessons learned. Jim reflected, “My high school coach taught me that the world wasn’t fair. In college, my coach made the guy that showed up late watch the team run sprint drills. You need those experiences to teach you grit.”
There’s an old-school mentality of accountability. Have controls and awareness in place to attack situations that are infecting the culture so that all employees are held accountable for their actions. Just as much as you will evaluate your employees, have people in place to evaluate you. They should be outside your organization, and also your leadership team that can find the blind spots.