The way we’re working isn’t working. Demand is outstripping our capacity. Think about your own day. Do you wake up most mornings feeling sleep-deprived? Check your email before you have breakfast? Move from meeting to meeting with no time in between? Find it impossible to keep up with the volume of email you receive? Struggle to find regular time for real reflection and longer-term thinking?
We each have four core energy needs: physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual. Counterintuitively, your first responsibility as a leader is to take better and more intentional care of your own energy needs, much the way, in an emergency on a plane, you are advised to put the oxygen mask over yourself before you do your child.
If you take care of your own energy needs – and then truly empower those they lead to do the same – you’ll build a workforce that is healthier, happier, more focused, more committed, and more sustainably high-performing.
Key takeaways from this presentation:
- An introduction to compelling research the impact of meeting the four key energy needs on engagement, retention, and performance.
- A clear and powerful assessment of how well you’re currently managing your own energy.
- An understanding of the ongoing war between your states, and how the way you feel at any given powerfully influences the way you lead.
- An experience of the critical and undervalued role that renewal plays in sustainable high performance.