How much time have you taken for yourself this summer season? As our military recognizes the need for rest and recuperation, so should managers. You are expending energy, experiencing stress and thinking on your feet every day. Somewhere in there, you need to refuel. Otherwise, your energy dwindles, bit by bit, until you are slowly dragging through your days-mentally, physically and emotionally.

Make rest and recuperation a regular practice and you will stay at the top of your game.


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A Manager’s Monday Morning

Monday, Monday, can’t trust that day
The Mamas and the Papas, Monday, Monday song lyrics

What is it about Mondays? Sometimes you’ve rested over the weekend, sometimes not. It can be hard to gear up either way – whether you are tired from working on the weekend or if you were just getting into the weekend time off.
Mondays are a transition time. Recognizing this, you can treat Monday for what it is and consciously make the transition in a positive way.  What do you observe about the energy and mood of your team today? Does this give you any insights about their transitions?
Why focus on Monday morning? Because recognizing and managing your and your team’s transitions improves performance. The Monday morning transition gives you a good viewpoint from which to gain insights for managing transitions successfully.

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