You first . . .

Self care is so important.  And particularly when you’re supporting or developing others – perhaps as a leader or a coach.

I was reminded of this recently in a discussion with a colleague.  She very sensibly spoke about making sure that she checks in with herself for a brief moment before entering into a conversation with someone in her team.  And how to do this?   For her it was a simple technique:

Pause – for breath, for calm, for quiet

It took 30 seconds.

And then she felt able to enter into that space where she could give her complete attention.

 

 

 

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