Leaders may know what to do to create deep change but they cannot bring themselves to begin because they are exhausted due to burn out. They simply have no energy left. These leaders need personal deep change.
There are 3 ways to confront slow death from burnout”:
- Peace and Pay – “Keep your head down”, “Don’t Rock the Boat” Don’t Take any Risks” – this is choosing slow death
- Active Exit – More proactive strategy
- Follow a preventive medicine regimen and maintain a healthy lifestyle
- Maintain a mental picture that accepts the probability of leaving
- Consider alternative career paths
- Change jobs when possible
- Deep Change – Most disciplined, courageous, responsible and proactive strategy
- Personal change is a reflection of our inner growth and empowerment
When team members see leaders making personal change, it builds trust and credibility and helps team members create their own deep change. As we realign ourselves we can effectively impact our environment because success breeds success increasing our drive and energy, thus we can empower and inspire others. Doing this, we can truly become leaders and change agents.
Deep change is a spiritual process. “Deep change is the hero’s process.” The hero finds strength, power, vitality and energy in change. Selfishness dies. Discipline and sensitivity become your foundation.
Are you a hero? Tell me your story.
CITE: Quinn, R. Deep Change: Discovering the Leader Within. (1996). San Francisco. Wiley Publishing