In the 1960’s, Stanford did a now famous study where they put kids into a room with a marshmallow or cookie and told them that they could eat the marshmallow or cookie now or wait 15 minutes and receive a larger reward later. The test was to study delayed gratification and its long term result on kids.
Leaders need to be able to maintain a high level of energy. Energy creates stamina and endurance that can assist you in producing results, leading effectively, increasing productivity, and moving the team or organization toward the vision. Energy gets you going and leads you toward achievement. Jules Verne said, “An energetic man will succeed where an indolent one would vegetate and inevitably perish.” When you feel like your energy level is being depleted and you still have a lot of work for the day, here are practical ways to energize yourself:
Author and motivational speaker Jim Rohn said, “Success is neither magical nor mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying the basic fundamentals.” This principle applies to any type or level of success, including leadership. Knowing the advanced leadership skills and techniques is good however, the basic fundamentals of leadership must always be at the center of a leader’s life. Knowing and consistently applying the basics will greatly assist you in being a successful leader. Below are 3 of those crucial fundamentals: