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Winning The Right Race--Summary

The Coates Perspective for March 23, 2013
“Steering Organizations To New Horizons.”
The Sacrifice That Every Leader Must Make

If you are going to succeed as a leader, then you are going to have to make the daily commitment to opt out of the rat race by sacrificing the rat.

You are going to have to be willing to take a balanced approach to life.

You are going to have to be okay with imperfection because no one (including yourself and your competition) is perfect.

You are going to have to take care of yourself so you can take care of others.
When you begin to fill your emotional, mental and physical tank you are well on the way of getting out of the fast lane and heading towards the destination where great leaders excel: the place of the sacrificed rat.

Here is the take-a-way for the leader who desires to not be consumed by the rat race. How is it done? What does a leader have to do in order to prevent burn out? Here are a few suggestions:

1.     Make quality time for yourself. Schedule frequent activities that will renew you. There is nothing wrong with being busy, but there are many things that are wrong with a busyness that consumes you.

2.     Commit to a schedule that is realistic. Our daily lists rule many of us. Before you create your list, make sure the right things are on the top and the “squeaky wheels” are on the bottom.

3.     Don’t try and keep up with the Jones’s. Live within your strength zone and invest your time and energy in what you are really good at doing. Discover your niche and stick with it.
You’ve read my perspective. Now, I’d love to hear yours. What are you thinking? What do you do in order to keep from winning the rat race?
If you need help working through the process consider using the resources at Coates and Associates, Inc. We would consider it an honor to visit with you about developing a process forward.

4 Comments to Winning The Right Race--Summary:

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write the perfect resume on Saturday, June 09, 2018 9:26 AM
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resume planet on Saturday, August 04, 2018 7:19 AM
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studentkeepsakes on Saturday, November 24, 2018 6:11 AM
I saw that challenge every year that 12 days happened. It starts from day 1 and till the Christmas end. I hope people take more interest in it.
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