We don’t need more time; we need more energy as leaders. Now, I know many of you leaders out there may be wondering why energy and not time because for too long, we have been conditioned to think that time is our greatest resource.
Let’s face it! Whether your twenty-four hours is going to yield results or increase productivity will be more dependent on how much energy you can put it more than anything else. So energy is what makes the difference in your twenty-four hours. Without energy, you definitely are guaranteed time but not productivity or results as a leader.
Without energy, you definitely are guaranteed time but not productivity or results as a leader.
Energy is as a result of passion. It is one of the major assets a leader can have because a sense of energy and passion create the kind of purpose that drives performance. When passion and purpose come together, it gives birth to a winning plan for your day, week, month and certainly a fruitful year in the life and organisation of a leader.
Energy is measured by the rate of power in you. That is to say, to have more energy, you must have more passion for what you do. This is why you don’t need to work or lead in areas you are not passionate about.
“We can create energy, or we can sap energy out of our people and out of our organization.”
The law of energy says that it is neither created nor destroyed but it is transformed. In order words, a leader who has the energy or even the lack of it will over time transform the lives of those around him because it is contagious. In order words, it can be transferred to the people and organisation that one leads.
Nothing sucks than a leader who does not have passion in what he does. Not only may this be frustrating but it ends up weakening the people around such a leader. So you see how your passion and energy can make a whole lot of a difference in what you do.
Just like Noel M. Tichy said, “A leader is never ‘energy-neutral.’ You are either giving people energy or you are sapping it from them.” And Richard H. Lenny, the Chairman and CEO of Hershey Foods, affirms what Lenny says, “We can create energy, or we can sap energy out of our people and out of our organization.”
So it is worth asking, as a leader, are you creating energy or sapping the energy out of the people you are leading? If you may be sapping energy from your workers or people you lead, then check your level of passion. You can do this by integrating your legitimate needs, desires and talents.
You can’t get more time but you can get more energy.
Always know that as a leader, you can’t get more time but you can get more energy. Get more energy, fire and passion in your life and witness a drastic change in your organisation. It is time to unleash the energy factor in you.