This ah-ha was a big one for me back in the day when I couldn't understand why I was so spent by the end of the day. No wonder I was - I was spreading my energy everywhere, thinking that I could have a positive impact on everything. It was when I reflected on my outcomes that I realized that my putting energy everywhere meant that nothing was getting the amount of energy needed from me to have an impact. I changed my ways.
Practicing leadership is about understanding where your energy is and where you are choosing to put that energy. It is about creating conditions to gain that understanding, being open to that understanding, and then using that understanding to create the conditions for others to understand where to focus their energy.