Take It EasyPosted: July 6, 2013
High performance is unsustainable if demanded of yourself and your team 100% of the time. You also need to build in time to have fun and relax. Celebrate your successes. Take a breather after your failures. There is nothing more important than the health, both physical and mental, of you and your team. If people are driving themselves into the ground to hit a target or complete a project, how long can they last? When will they make a critical mistake or leave for greener pastures?
There is always tomorrow and your team will respect you more when you respect their work/life balance. So take a load off and put your feet up, even if it’s just for a second. Put your team before the job and you’ll find stronger engagement, longer term success, and healthier co-workers.