Men go abroad to wonder at the heights of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of the rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motions of the stars, and they pass by themselves without wondering.
– St. Augustine
Before you start to lead, you first need to learn about yourself. The emphasis, at least initially, should be on you. But consider how these concepts can also be applied to your team and your organization.
Key Points from this Section:
- Effective organizational leaders first need to effectively lead themselves. This requires reconnecting with who they are.
- Being physically healthy and spiritually connected creates a foundation.
- Learn about yourself by embracing stillness, quietude, and solitude, and by intentionally breaking your routine.
Mindful meditation is one of the most powerful, and easy, methods to calm the mind and be more grounded in the present.