If you think self-care means putting yourself first, at the detriment of others, think again.
But there is one critical type of goal people often forget to focus on and that’s personal development goals.
It is fascinating to see how higher ed. executives with similar backgrounds, positions, and educational levels have dramatically different levels of readiness when it comes to taking leadership roles.
Administrators can be tempted to make a rash decision when they are deeply unhappy at their current job and willing to take almost anything just so that they can leave.
The reason they aren’t as inspirational as they would like is because of something they do and need to stop doing. Many of these behaviors are related to an excessive need for certainty, safety, and predictability.
The list of compliments you hear is so long that you wonder how you are going to be half the leader your predecessor was.
Setting an intention is about being deliberate and strategic, and taking full responsibility for your actions, thoughts, and emotions.
What about that thing that’s been on your mind for months or maybe even years? The mere though of it is draining. You feel discouraged. You probably beat yourself up for not having made progress.