“As an entrepreneur, your commitment to your business’s purpose fuels your hard work. It often can be contagious to those who work with you. When you and your employees are in sync commitment-wise, great things are possible. There is, however, a downside to high-commitment levels if they’re not kept in check. The downside is commitment fatigue.” […]
My friend, Shawn Murphy, highlights a critical challenge for leaders over on his blog, SwitchandShift.com — triage and prioritization of commitment. All to often, at the expense of the system, leaders find themselves chasing a cause. Everybody admires driven passion, and it can virally create passion within your team. However, your teammates also recognize the pending signs of burnout and take on those traits within themselves. After all, every team emulates the mood, language and example set by their leader over time. If you are burning yourself out in the relentless pursuit of work, expect that your team’s light is nearly snuffed, as well. As leaders, it’s as important to recognize the investment we put into ourselves as it is to understand the value of investing in our team.
Take a tip from Shawn and take a moment to savor your current situation and comprehend the value of where you are. It makes the journey to where you are going all that more enjoyable for you and your team along the way!