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Leadership Blog: Fill your tank — unplug at conferences

 

Leadership Blog: Fill your tank — unplug at conferences


Aug 01, 2019
Nonprofits

Leadership Blog: Fill your tank — unplug at conferences

We have all been there: You’re at a conference with a similar group of professionals and you see people juggling work on phones or computers instead of listening to the presenter.

You are allowed to stop working.

Let me repeat that — YOU ARE ALLOWED TO STOP WORKING! And here is why it’s crucial for you to stop working to fill your tank:

  • Legacy:
    • When you disconnect, you allow others to take care of the details while you learn something or think of the next big thing.
    • When you allow others to take care of the details, they feel confident when you come back from learning to ask them for the next big thing.
  • Growth:
    • When you give yourself time to learn, you may just do that — learn something new or a fresh approach.
    • Whether you learn something new in the presentation, at the networking events or while just being there letting your mind wander — great ideas will happen.
  • Engagement:
    • When you refresh and/or when you learn, you are more engaged.
    • Your brain needs a break from fire drills, emergencies and expectations — and so does your heart, soul, mind and body.

I write this in anticipation of a large conference I am attending. I needed this reminder. Maybe you do too?

Wishing you a great day, and remember: Lead with legacy.

Tammy


Tammy Jelinek has over 20 years of experience in working in and with fabulous organizations. This blog will explore what it’s like for her to lead as a woman, a GenXer and a person who truly wants to lead with legacy — meaning she wants to walk her talk. Tammy has presented training nationally across the United States, built businesses, coached amazing people and built a career in the squiggliest path known to man…or in this case, woman. She has a passion for being curious, helping people and making actions happen.

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