It is true all the time, and certainly valid in a crisis. Great leaders manage themselves first, before they worry about aligning with others. Practical ways to lead yourself offered by Marlene Chism include:
- Control your mind and don’t worry obsessively. Mindfulness and presence are key to managing stress and keeping you in the right mindset.
- Be a role model in how and what you communicate, focusing on hope for the future and calm, rather than division and angst.
- Decide your focus each day, or moment-by-moment. Use a timer to ensure you don’t get distracted by the news or social media for a chunk of time. Use that time to focus on positive action and things you can control.
Taking charge of yourself and your mindset is critical to success as a leader. And it is a prerequisite to inspiring, motivating and nurturing everyone around you.
Stay focused and healthy, friends!
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