And during those moments, Bond shares with us many useful and practical life and leadership tips. Here’s just a few:
Have a good work-life balance
No matter how busy Bond is chasing evil, he always makes time to have a romantic interlude. He doesn’t just focus on his work to save the world 24/7 and takes timely breaks to recharge and this immediately gives him a healthy work-life balance. How often do you take the time to recharge? Do you plan daily or monthly recharge sessions?
Look for different ways to get the same job done
Bond uses the latest toys and gadgets to save the world. He always has more than one tool to disarm a nuclear bomb, and countless ways to kill the baddies. (He also has unlimited ways to woo the women!) How many leadership tools do you have in your leadership tool kit that you can use effectively?
Bond always remains calm in the face of imminent death
Instead of screaming, yelling and crying for help, Bond takes a deep breath, calms himself, smiles and assesses his options. He never loses his cool!! Even if you’re not the screaming and yelling type of leader, how often do you allow your emotions to get the better of you? This immediately shuts down a part of your brain that would otherwise help you. When faced with stress, do you take a deep breath and smile so that you can think clearly?
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