By Gerry Murray. 07-03-2021
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"Performance, health and happiness are grounded in the skilful management of energy" ~ Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz
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In my latest podcast episode, I chat with author and Executive Leadership Coach, Rebecca Watson. We covered quite a lot in our short conversation including:
- the role that energy plays in leadership
- when leaders need coaching skills
- how to improve employee engagement
- the challenges that women face in leadership roles
- and how to spot the signs of potential burnout and remain resilient in these Covid times
And, much more...
There was an interesting thread to all of this
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The interviewer asked me to show him an example of leadership skills.
"OK," I replied. "I'm hired."
Due to the recession and to save on energy costs,
The light at the end of the tunnel will be turned off.
A man is driving around the backwoods and he sees a sign in front of an old, shanty style house that says - “Talking dog for sale.”
He rings the bell and the owner appears and tells him the dog is in the backyard.
The guy goes into the backyard and sees a nice looking Labrador retriever sitting there.
"You talk?" he asks.
"Yep," the dog replies.
After the guy recovers from the shock of hearing a dog talk, he says "So, what's your story?"
The dog looks up and says, "Well, I discovered that I could talk when I was pretty young. I wanted to help the government, so I told the CIA. In no time at all they had me jetting from country to country, sitting in rooms with spies and world leaders, because no one figured a dog would be eavesdropping.
"I was one of their most valuable spies for eight years running. But the jetting around really tired me out, and I knew I wasn't getting any younger so I decided to settle down. I signed up for a job at the airport to do some undercover security, wandering near suspicious characters and listening in. I uncovered some incredible dealings and was awarded a batch of medals.
"I got married, had a mess of puppies, and now I'm just retired."
The guy is amazed. He goes back in and asks the owner what he wants for the dog.
"Ten dollars," the guy says.
"Ten dollars? This dog is amazing! Why on earth are you selling him so cheap??"
"Because the dog's a damn liar. He never did any of that."