Self-Care for Agile Leaders
Servant leadership is a wonderful aspiration—serving your team, serving your peers, serving your leaders, and serving your organization. It’s an egoless and selfless endeavor and central to the agile mindset. But what often can get lost in all of this service is service to oneself. It may seem counterintuitive, but placing service to self first helps us serve others all the better. In this collaborative session, we will deeply explore the notion of leadership self-care, delving into aspects beyond simply taking time off or exercising. We'll take a step back and look at what gets in the way of our self-care—what are the blockers and impediments from ourselves, our teams, and our organizational culture?—and then discuss ways to overcome those impediments and explore a self-care canvas. Each person will spend a bit of quiet reflection time filling in a part of the canvas, and then we will close by sharing some of the discoveries and "aha moments" from the group.