Will & Grace. 
One of my all-time favorite shows.
At its core, it was innovative and funny, depicted unconditional friendship, and blazed a new path on network television that took courage and risk. 

Will & Grace.
Two leadership traits that are in high demand, but one seems to be in relatively low supply these days.

Emerging as we are, through this ‘Post-pandemic Van Winkle-like’ period, the most resilient leaders continue to exhibit agility, adaptability, and the ability to pivot. (If we’re FRIENDS, you’re probably conjuring up the same image I am.)

I think it’s safe to say, as we continue through this marathon of reinvention and redefining work, workplaces, and workloads, resilient leaders are also displaying their fair share of sheer WILLpower with those in their care who continue to look to them for direction and leadership.

Yet what is causing me pause, in my conversations with leaders, is just how little GRACE some of them (i.e. you!) are showing themselves (again…🫵).

Allowing a little grace and space to reflect on the challenges you’ve faced and are continuing to navigate (personal or professional) is a GIFT to give yourself that shouldn’t be viewed as a luxury but as a necessity. 

When was the last time you acknowledged and credited yourself for the hard work, courage and strength you’ve shown consistently for the last two+ years? Have you ever?

My clients and I sometimes call this “pulling off to the side of the road”. Taking a moment to breathe right there on the shoulder as you glance back at the terrain you traveled – potholed, mountainous or cavernous – it’s different for each of us, and affording yourself the grace to acknowledge your wins, losses and draws is just as important as your willpower to continue to push forward. 

In fact, I would argue that without your GRACE, the ability to sustain your WILL may soon find you exhausted and stuck on the couch (hallway, optional).