Practicing Self-Care Strengthens Our Movements

Posted By : Elsa A. Ríos

Far too many leaders confuse self-care with selfishness. Our social movements need leaders at the top of their game rather than stressed out, sleep deprived and exhausted leaders. Chronic stress and exhaustion reduce a leader’s attention span, increases emotional volatility and fosters poor decision-making.

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Extraordinary Everyday Leaders

Posted By : Elsa A. Ríos

I have the privilege of serving as coach to some of the most extraordinary leaders in the nonprofit sector and I am consistently inspired by them and their amazing work! While these extraordinary everyday leaders have very different personalities and leadership styles, they tend to share some key qualities. They are courageous, visionary, focused, open to learning, and passionate. Yet these same individuals are sometimes beleaguered, self-doubting, inpatient, have real blind spots and sometimes even succumb to negative and distorted thinking.

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“I wanted to express my gratitude for your magnificent work on the project. I have been hearing more and more positive feedback about the report, and in particular, on the importance of the policy recommendations section you developed.”

— Sudha Acharya

Executive Director, South Asian Council for Social Services Queens, New York