Clear Confident Leader Weekly Observer, Issue #1
From the Greenbelt of Boise, Idaho, Summer is waning
Your first and foremost job as a leader is to take charge of your own energy, and then help to orchestrate the energy of those around you.
– Peter F. Drucker
How do we take charge of our own energy, and then help to orchestrate the energy of those around us?
I’ve found this reflection from Peter Drucker to be at the core of becoming a Clear Confident Leader. It provokes a timeless question useful in both personal and professional realms of our lives.
It challenges us to become self-generative, showing up as our best possible selves. It requires us to clarify our current state, our desired future state, the context of the people around us, and the world we live in. It leads to developing confidence in what we care about and what we want to create. And, it opens a door to how we will develop ourselves as conductors, for ourselves and those around us.
By simply observing ourselves, we open the door to modifying our current state. Knowing and accepting where we are moment by moment, provides space to consider the choices available to us. Check-in on your state by asking:
- Am I more calm or tense?
- Am I more energized or tired?
- Am I more open and curious, or closed and shutting down?
- What do I care about creating today?
- How might I best contribute right now?
- What is holding me back?
I encourage you to experiment for yourself. Find a quiet place to reflect on where you are right now. How does your energetic state affect how you show up? How does your energetic state influence the energy of those around you?
What do you notice in observing your state, that helps you take charge of your own energy?
Let’s create a better future today!