Being Overworked is a Recipe for Unhappiness

Being Overworked is a Recipe for Unhappiness

 

Recipe for Unhappiness

 

Dr. Carmen April's Speaker Series

Dr. Carmen April’s Speaker Series

          Dr. Carmen April is a young entrepreneur and community leader recognized as a 2014 Nashville Emerging Leader Award (NELA) Winner, a 2013 Nashville Business Journal Top 40 Under Forty Award Recipient and is a 2014 Graduate of the New Leaders Council Institute – Nashville Chapter.  Dr. April is available for speaking engagements on Leadership for College Students and Young Professionals.

You can follow her daily #Leadership insights on Twitter @DrCarmenApril

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An Important Key to Making Leadership Decisions

An Important Key to Making Leadership Decisions

 

               Let’s face it – we all get the same 24 hours in each day. No more and no less. How is it then that some people seem to successfully juggle a million activities on their daily schedules while others have difficulty managing the few activities they have. Well, this quote from Seth Godin hits it right on the head! It’s not that we need more time, we simply need to be more decisive in making important decisions.

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                The indecisive back and forth game we play out in our heads actually wastes more time than coming to a solid decision then subsequently planning out the specifics as it relates to that chosen decision.

 

Leaders are charged with being decision makers. Even though you may be tempted to delay important decisions, don’t punt them until “later”. More time to decide may not be your answer, but your decisiveness probably is!

 

What important Leadership decision have you been delaying lately? Trust your leadership instinct and be decisive, now!

 

 

Dr. Carmen April's Speaker Series

Dr. Carmen April’s Speaker Series

           This post is part of a series on Leadership presented by Dr. Carmen April. She is a young entrepreneur and community leader recognized as a 2013 Nashville Business Journal Top 40 Under Forty Award Recipient and is currently a 2014 New Leaders Council Fellow – Nashville Chapter.  Dr. April is available for speaking engagements on this topic.

Power Under Control in Leadership

Power Under Control in Leadership

 

               Defining your Leadership style early in your career or community involvement can sometimes be tricky. You have to balance being a leader whom people respect by being likeable, with the confidence in your capability to lead your team toward the intended goal. It’s a delicate balance that those who are new to leadership positions have to establish early on. There is the fear by some that if they are too “meek”, their teams won’t take them seriously or trust their leadership decisions. You should remember, however, that “meekness is not weakness. It’s power under control.”

              Leadership should not be an ‘in your face’, aggressive method of influencing others. Garnering trust from your team and leading by example is a perfect way to exercise leadership power under control. Sometimes, simply verbalizing your own version of this quote below is necessary to remind people of your capabilities.

               Has your “power under control” in Leadership ever been confused with you being less capable? If so, in what ways can you use your leadership skills to convey your strengths to your team?

– Dr. April

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Dr. Carmen April's Speaker Series

Dr. Carmen April’s Speaker Series

          This post is part of a series on Leadership presented by Dr. Carmen April. She is a young entrepreneur and community leader recognized as a 2013 Nashville Business Journal Top 40 Under Forty Award Recipient and is currently a 2014 New Leaders Council Fellow – Nashville Chapter.  Dr. April is available for speaking engagements on this topic.