“It’s Friday and I’m ready to swing, pick up my girls and hit the party scene, tonight, oooh it’s alright, mmmm..” – from the late Aaliyah (“Back & Forth”).
Work & Life balance is essential to get the energy that you need to transform your career and life. I had to learn that the hard way about 8 years into my career when I realized that I worked so hard that I was no longer effective to my clients or for myself. I was on the verge of a mental meltdown.
The lesson I learned was this: You cannot transform yourself or lead others when you have no energy to fuel the change……..It seems to be common sense right? But, it’s not so easy to do when you help others for a living. Lol, I learned to utilize what I advise clients to do: develop boundaries for myself and others.
With that being said, it’s fearless Friday, and I’m fueling my finesse & energy by finding time to spend with friends this weekend. So, I encourage you to work hard, but play hard too:-)
SOCIAL WORK CEO
It’s Thoughtful Thursdays with Social Work CEO:
We hear all the time that effective supervisors and leaders have intact boundaries.
How can you motivate others to identify a change and inspire them to create a vision when you don’t have a level of transparency to share your struggles and pitfalls?
Remember that a transformational leader motivates others to create a vision and identity needed changes.
In my experience, a transformational leader should balance transparency with boundaries. You have to learn to connect with those you lead and supervise to truly demonstrate this type of leadership.
Isn’t this what we do everyday with you those we serve in social work and the mental health field? We call it establishing rapport. So, why is it so hard to do when we lead or supervise……… That’s all for now from your Social Work CEO……….Social Work CEO will be going live for the first time on Instagram Sunday. Stay tuned for the topic and time! “Transformational Leadership is Visionary!”