Can you give yourself an “A”?

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“I notice I’m having a really hard time focusing, and listening these days. I’ve lost most of my interest in Zoom meetings…and I’m extremely conscious about how others on those video calls are seeing me on those calls. I am constantly wondering if I’m meeting expectations. It’s exhausting.”

“I just returned from a vacation, and I feel like I should be more refreshed. After only two days back I’m already feeling like I need more time off. My patience is really thin and I’m not as positive as I normally consider myself to be…”


Reality check: a gentle reminder

If you were to take the time to consider everything that we’ve been going through over the past year: from a pandemic, to political divide, a racial justice movement and so much more. It’s no wonder we’re a little worn out. And really hard on ourselves.

This week I found myself asking executives: Can you give yourself an A for how you have been leading, and the results you are still creating? The pathway to feeling better is gathering up and appreciating our “wins” over the past year. It’s an important reminder that we have to be kind to ourselves before we can lead with goodness.

So, how about you? In what parts of your personal and professional life can you ease up on yourself and give yourself an “A?”

If you need help finding ways to get an “A” email us and we are happy to help.


Paul Batz

Paul Batz is CEO and Founder of Good Leadership Enterprises. He is an inspirational leadership coach, best selling author and professional speaker. His Good Leadership blog is recognized as one of the top leadership posts in America today.