I wrote last week on my perspective on the requirements for Quantum Leap Results for Teams. Today I want to focus on what it takes for us as individual leaders to consistently generate these kinds of results for ourselves and our teams.
For me, self-care is at the top of the list. Without my consistent self-care, I don’t have the awareness to consistently make good decisions and communicate those decisions effectively and concisely. Just ask my colleagues here at The Halpin Companies. They can give you an ear-full about those times when I have not been faithful to my self-care.
In order to do the self-care like yoga, stretching, hiking, biking, spending time in Nature, I have to value myself as much as I value others. This requires saying YES to my big vision for myself and for The Halpin Companies. As Stephen Covey said, “You have to decide what your highest priorities are and have the courage – pleasantly, smilingly, nonapologetically – to say ‘no’ to other things. And the way to do that is by having a bigger ‘yes’ burning inside”.
I would say the Vision must be focused on the Quantum Leaps. That’s what Covey means by the ‘bigger yes burning inside’.
We have to give ourselves the gifts of self-care and a variety of ‘reserves of time’ to think, prepare, process. When we give ourselves these gifts consistently and thoughtfully, the Quantum Leap Results come! Not only do we create results that are sudden and dramatic, but we generate these results strategically, systematically and almost effortlessly.
Where could you benefit from a Quantum Leap Result today?
What’s missing in your self-care and think time that is needed to generate that Quantum Leap?
What’s the bigger ‘yes’ burning inside? Value yourself enough to prioritize it today.