What does the phrase, “Happy New Year,” bring to mind? Are you letting out a sigh of relief to have 2022 behind you? Do you get heart palpitations in anticipation of the unknown that lies ahead? Regardless of your initial response to a brand new year, all of us can agree that it provides an opportunity to reflect on the last year and discern the changes we want to make for the year to come.
Sometimes these changes involve adding some things into our life, like healthy habits or professional and personal goals. For example, Bright Places is adding “40 for You,” a discussion group for cross-industry leaders to exchange ideas and gain insight from each other’s experiences. Our goal is to provide a place where leaders can sharpen other leaders, further developing all involved into the best leaders they can be.
Another important habit to add in is intentional self-care. As leaders, we not only set the tone and pace for our employees (which means our burnout can result in everyone’s burnout), but we also can’t invest in and mentor our teams if we’re running on empty.If necessary, schedule time to take breaks, and seek out ways to regularly incorporate rest every week.
Positive changes can also look like leaving some things behind. Mistakes we made, unhealthy patterns and relationships — these things drag us down and keep us from reaching our full potential. In fact, Forbes writer Svetlana Whitener wrote that regret not only weighs us down, but can come with physiological consequences as well. In this new year, let’s cling to what we learned from past mistakes, and give ourselves permission to ditch the rest of the emotional baggage.
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LaVada English is partnering with executive leadership coach and author Moe Carrick’s Leading People Program (LPP). LPP was formed to help leaders connect with their teams, create people-centered systems that engage and retain talent, and cultivate a workplace culture of belonging and resilience.
The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, one of the most popular personality assessments used today, was developed by mother-daughter duo Katharine Cook Briggs and Isabel Briggs Myers. After reading the English translation of Psychological Types, originally authored by Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung, Katharine and Isabel set out to make Jung’s concepts and categories more accessible to the general reader.
“The understanding of type can make your perceptions clearer, your judgements sounder, and your life closer to your heart’s desire.”
– Isabel Briggs Myers