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Leaders are Like a Box of Chocolate

by The Sandbox Staff | May 31 2018

To mis-quote Forrest Gump, “Leaders are like a box of chocolate. You never know what you’re gonna get.” It’s true that no two leaders are exactly alike. I mean, we’re all human, right? Despite all leaders being different, there are some characteristics that good ones share—like advocating for their team, empowering others or delegating effectively. As wellness champions, we can all use a few tips on how to inspire others—and good leaders are worth celebrating!

  • Resiliency is key. We’re hearing more and more about resiliency and, in this blog, David Fraser and ASEBP’s Leanne Keyko discuss how good leaders embrace resiliency as part of a healthy workplace. This includes traits like a positive attitude, optimism and the ability to adapt to stress and bounce back.
  • The benefits of employee engagement. Cubic Health’s Mike Sullivan had an important realization about employee engagement, saying, “Every meaningful innovation I can think of at Cubic in recent years has come from everyone on the team other than me.” In this post, Mike talks about ways to cultivate a culture of engagement, where employees feel valued every day.
  • A family approach to leadership. Have you ever heard the tear-jerking line from Disney’s Lilo & Stitch, “Ohana means family and family means no one gets left behind or forgotten?" ASEBP’s CEO, Kelli Littlechilds, shares some of her thoughts about good leadership and how seeing our co-workers as a family can help us create a healthy, happy culture where everyone can thrive.
  • Lead the way as a wellness champion. After assembling your team of wellness champions, how do you plan, gather resources and initiate your program when you get the green light? Simply put, it begins with you.

Leaders, assemble! We hope you’ve gathered some practical tips for leading your wellness program. Remember that leaders aren’t born, they’re made!

The Sandbox Staff

A varied and, frankly, dodgy bunch, The Sandbox Staff are a collection of superheroes tremendously fascinated by health and wellness, sand and boxes (not necessarily in that order).