This past month made me realize that my technical capabilities are useless in the face of a crisis and my mindset about what is the purposeful work I need to do has completely changed. Thinking back to my book, the CEO’s Compass, I became the “Compass” for so many leaders to steer away from results and instead help them to achieve Peace of Mind. It’s an important concept I want to share with you so as you move forward in your pursuits, you’re focused on a different outcome than what you’ve been conditioned to do.
As a CEO myself, I can’t stress enough the importance of setting intentions and making people feel valued in interactions. Creating a daily routine that centers around intentional action is critical for long-term leadership success.My own daily routine includes self-care and supporting clients. I believe that being a CEO is about being in service to others.
After working for decades with high performers and CEOs, I’ve seen three key areas where I believe CEOs should focus their attention:
Investing in Oneself
Investing in oneself is crucial for personal fulfillment and the ability to give to others. I encourage you all to prioritize self-care and personal growth. This will ultimately allow you to be more effective leaders.
Investing in Time
Investing in one’s time involves being intentional and strategic with how it is spent. I suggest evaluating priorities, setting clear intentions, and being willing to delegate or cancel tasks that are not critical. Time blocking and prioritizing what is urgent and important can help you manage your workload effectively.
Investing in Others
Being in service to others is a fundamental aspect of being a CEO. Approach interactions with others with the intention of providing value, insight, and support. This can involve actively listening, helping find solutions, and facilitating productive conversations.
When you combine these three elements, CEOs are able to shift their focus from profit and goals to the service of others. That shift is the key to a CEO mindset that is sustainable and sets a good example for others.
If you are aspiring to the C-Suite, and tired of the hustle, are you ready to change how you work and implement these tips?
If you are a business owner or C-Suite leader, are you ready to invest in your people and help them be successful? Their success is your success!
Now is the time for you to collect your thoughts and take action. I want you to succeed and this framework can enable you to do it yourself.
However, if you need more help, I’m here for you as the Drop In CEO, CEO whisperer or as a sounding board.
To hear more about my story about framework, please tune into my podcast that is releasing this Friday 8/25/23.
Maybe you simply need a support system to apply these new insights. I find leaders need a place to talk through the challenges and that’s why I created The Drop In CEO Collective, a forum for C-Suite leaders of today and tomorrow. To learn more about our next event you can visit our page and register.
Would you rather have a quick 1-2-1 to discuss your specific challenge? Could The Drop In CEO be your support system? Direct Message me on LI or contact me via my website and let’s have a conversation. Until then, I wish you much success.