o you feel more aware these days? Do the days feel fuller as you continue to navigate your daily realities? Does your mindset feel more like “one day at a time,” versus “plan for a rainy day?”
If so, you are not alone. Many of us have undergone a similar transformation. We are present. We are observant. We are engaging with ourselves and doing our best to retain enough fuel each day to continue powering our personal and professional lives.
Even though I’m currently not traveling, the busy pace continues! I used to rely on getting decent sleep and rest when I was home. Now, in the absence of traveling for in-person work, training and speaking engagements, I’m managing more online time at all hours of the day. Some days, I have to remind myself to take a break, go to bed early, and unplug from technology at a set time each night. Moreover, I am checking in with my colleagues, friends and young professionals I mentor to make sure they, too, are taking care of themselves.
This raises questions. What is this new world emerging? How is it calling on us as leaders to be our best during these uncertain times? Let’s explore this question. Let’s think about how engaged leaders can step up and be courageous, compassionate, culturally-minded and cultivating others.