Being a leader is a noble role in any organization. Through your direction, guidance and expertise, you can positively affect the lives of countless individuals (customers, employees, colleagues and vendors) by keeping things running purposefully, smoothly and consistently. You are literally holding the success of others in your hands!
The downside of being in a leadership role is the tremendous responsibility, endless demands and long hours needed to keep things running successfully. Oftentimes, great leaders experience fatigue, overwhelm and the occasional feelings of doubt about being able to continue at their current pace.
I’ve not only experienced this myself throughout my career in the consumer products manufacturing industry but see this dilemma play out with clients I coach today. Initially, these thoughts and feelings are driven from a place of continual activity that never seems to end. Once you stop and evaluate your circumstances and assess your options, the problem becomes a little easier to resolve.