For leaders, balancing wants and needs can be challenging, particularly given the limited budgets most are facing, according to Chris Walden, VP of Information Technology at Tenet Healthcare. But it’s a decision that should never be made in a vacuum, he wrote in this piece.
Five years ago, Chris Walden had a lofty goal: to turn his second chance into an opportunity to become a better leader, and to help others do that same. In his final post, he talks about what that journey has meant to him.
There’s nothing wrong with wanting more, but when discontentment prevents you from being able to celebrate victories and enjoy life, it’s time to take a step back, says Chris Walden.
It’s natural for leaders to feel drained at times — particularly around the holidays. What distinguishes great leaders is the willingness to refuel and turn the wheel over to those we trust, says Chris Walden.
Showing up late to meetings may seem a minor crime, but over time, behaviors like this can chip away at a leader’s credibility, says Chris Walden, who believes the “little choices” we make speak volumes to those we lead.