Leadership Limerick: What Do You Have in Reserve?

Every Monday, I offer a leadership limerick, highlighting an idea or strategy about effective leadership in limerick form. Searching for leadership limerick will identify previous posts.

At some point you run out of time
To create even this very short rhyme

But it you stock up in advance
When this happens by chance

Getting results will be an easy climb

I'm at the annual meeting of the American Society of Association Executives right now, one of those multiple-day professional gatherings that is a strange hybrid of exhilaration and exhaustion.

Personally and professionally we all experience peak moments.  Planning for them in advance and having some stock in reserve (whether that be stock for a blog post or stock for the soup you want to make for dinner) makes getting through a busy time far less stressful.

Just as financial planners advocate having several months of income available in an emergency fund, so do we need to stash away some of the resources to get us through any challenging professional times.

What would you benefit most from having in reserve and how well are you doing on stockpiling it?

At the ASAE Annual meeting, I'll be doing an IGNITE session (20 slides, 15 seconds each) talking about the reserves and habits we need to create to have a more sustainable life.  Slides and video will be posted in the weeks ahead.

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