There are different ways of being a CEO.
‘Licking the earth’ is one of them: a relentless, depleting pursuit of avoiding risk, getting by, and surviving.
There are other ways, but an entirely different orientation is required.
To who you are. To what matters to you. To how your vocation shapes your broader life. To what you aspire to. To how you show up to the people around you.
Interestingly, that change in orientation is not hard-won. It’s right in front of you with clear best practices, and easy-to-apply tools shaped by new and fresh ways of thinking.
But the change of direction is all on you. It’s a choice. If you become open to it, these changes will happen naturally, organically, and joyfully.
A great CEO balances performance and humanity. Many CEOs neglect the latter, particularly their own humanity.
If the balance between performance and humanity is something you find yourself grappling with as a CEO, I would be interested in discussing this further with you. Please feel free to contact me.