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Good morning and Happy Monday.
I’m Monica Wofford and this is your “routine” Monday Moment.

My phone has an alarm clock that remembers the times I select and offers to run them all week if I need it. It automates my decisions on when to wake up. It’s beautiful and I rarely use it because each day is different, but there are a host of other things I can set and forget that make my life easier. But, what if some of those things are starting to impact my leadership? For example…

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Routines make life easier, but are they sending the message you want those you lead to use as an example?

  1. What is your morning routine?
    – Is it panic stricken or do you lead the start of your day through a well-oiled routine?
  2. What is your work arrival routine?
  3. Or the one when you prepare to leave?

Leaders who lead others must first and foremost lead themselves, otherwise their energy levels will drop, their patience will lessen and their interest in developing others… versus simply disciplining them, will become almost non-existent. Part of that leading of oneself? Yep, you guessed it: managing one’s routines and habits and patterns of behavior.

Find one or two areas of your life that ARE on autopilot. Leadership of others isn’t one of them, but there are many choices. Set it, forget it, then protect it. When the going gets tough, you’ll need that grounded routine to sustain you.

I’m Monica Wofford and that’s your Monday Moment.
See you next week for more talk on Leadership.

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