boundaries

Limitless Leadership: How is your energy introducing you?

Your energy is an introduction to you and can potentially set the tone of the conversation, meeting or interaction you are about to have.
The way you show up will frame the introduction to you, or not, and I believe sometimes we forget to be consciously aware of the energy we put out there.

We all have so much to do in what feels so little time and as I say time and time again we have become ‘human doings’ and not human ‘human beings’.

It’s Monday morning and you have bought your team together for a meeting or maybe your manager has you attending a meeting he or she has organised. You walk in and the vibe is low, your manager rushes in and slumps down in his or her seat, coffee in hand and says how tired he or she feels and that he knows you are all busy and gets into the meeting. There is no buy in, foot impatiently tapping, you are checking your phone and waiting to leave. You are not present, not actively listening and therefore not engaged.

So how should your manager act?

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Limitless Leadership: What do you stand for?

Identifying your values can be a great indicator to understand your boundaries.
Simply put, values are things that are important to us. We all have values that determine our everyday decisions from where we bank, to what car we drive, to whom we allow into our inner circle. Values are the underlying linchpin to every decision we make both personally and professionally. We usually aren’t consciously aware of these despite the fact they drive our decisions and our life choices. Values change and by being aware of what they are we can gain a better understanding of why we feel how we feel when our values are challenged and when they are met. […]