Leadership may sound impressive, but it is immensely difficult. While many of us know what we should do as leaders, we just do not have enough time to put it into practice. Many of us are simply too busy to lead well. We need to give ourselves the space to lead to the best of our ability. We need both ‘head space’ to think clearly and ‘heart space’ to bring our emotional wisdom to leadership.

This paper, written for small and diaspora organisations as part of the Common Ground Initiative Peer Learning Programme, explores how we can do this by being: strategic in our own life and investing in caring for ourselves so that we bring the best of ourselves to our leadership.



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