I have had a five week break from this blog. It has been good to get away from work. I feel that I have recovered my energy and enthusiasm.
Did you fully renew yourself with an energizing vacation? As leaders we must care for ourselves in order to maximize our caring for others.
At times, many of us bloggers seem compulsive about blogging…not wanting to miss a post or checking into Bloglines or another RSS feeder to try and keep up. I felt deficient when I noticed some of the blogs I followed had over 300 posts in the past 5 weeks! I love reading other bloggers but it was quite liberating to just hit the “all read” button on Bloglines and let the plethora of posts vanish back into blogosphere.
I have spent lots of time with my family as we savoured 4 different beaches in Manitoba and Ontario. I golfed a lot with my wife, jogged with my neighbours, soaked endlessly in a hot tub, and even experienced the unbridled golf joy of scoring a hole in one!
I missed making regular contributions at work but I feel refreshed and ready for the fall of 2006. As the weather gets colder my work heats up. Future posts on this site will include a series on the leadership energy ideas developed by Jim Loehr in a chapter he wrote for Shane Murphy’s, The Sport Psych Handbook. I will also review and discuss Marcus Buckingham’s strength focused DVD set: Trombone Player Wanted.
In addition, I will be starting a new blog focused on personal and workplace engagement. Watch for more information on this in the next few weeks.