What if responsibility were defined as the ability to respond freely? Response-ability: the ability to choose without reactivity? A leader who is constantly in reaction loses the ability to choose. How does that impact your communication, relationships, and effectiveness?
I recently had the opportunity to walk a labyrinth several days in a row. On the last day, I was honored to accompany a leader through the experience for the first time. In preparation, we looked out onto the horizon, took a deep breath, and set an intention that would help keep a slow, deliberate pace. This woman was seeking new ways in which to lead and live, having burned out and experienced the ravages of chronic work stress on her mind and body.