May 22

Three Habits to Make Permanent | WT #53

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Over the past few months, I’ve had the privilege of engaging in insightful discussions with numerous business leaders. These leaders, from various industries, have expressed a realization that adapting and instituting three primary habits are beneficial not only for their personal development, but also for their professional growth.

  1. First, they’re sharing more meals together with their family. By having dinner together more frequently each week, they’re cultivating a stronger bond with their loved ones, improving their work-life balance, and enhancing their overall well-being.
  2. Second, they’re focusing more on spirituality. This involves setting aside time for prayer and reading scripture or other spiritual material more frequently each week. This practice not only deepens their faith and enhances inner peace but also helps them foster a sense of mindfulness and resilience that is crucial in the business world.
  3. Lastly, they’re building community within their organizations, like hosting team huddles. By fostering a sense of unity and camaraderie among team members, they are boosting morale and productivity. Moreover, they are keen on displaying virtuous leadership daily, leading by example, and promoting a culture of integrity and responsibility.

By permanently incorporating these three new habits into their lives, these business leaders expect improved relationships, heightened personal growth, and increased organizational effectiveness. Their experiences serve as a potent reminder of the importance of balance and mindful leadership, positively impacting all parts of life.

About the author 

Darren Smith

Darren Smith is Co-Founder of the Authentic Leadership Institute. He is a native Texan and a graduate of Dallas Jesuit and Texas A&M University. Over the past 25 years, Darren has visited 35 countries and led 100 strategy programs. He and his wife have five children.


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