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Peace | Virtue

Updated: Jun 20

The virtue of peace allows leaders to remain steadfast in the face of adversity, making rational decisions without being swayed by emotions or external pressures. Peace and composure inspire confidence in our team and foster a sense of stability and trust.

A deficit of peace can lead to anxiousness, stress, and a reactive decision-making. Lack of composure can cause leaders to make rash decisions, damaging team morale and personal productivity. Conversely, an excess of peace can breed indifference, apathy, and complacency, hindering growth and innovation. When cultivating the virtue of peace, seek the Golden Mean between reactive decision-making and indifference.

Practicing mindfulness techniques, such as meditation or deep breathing exercises, can help leaders cultivate a sense of calm and clarity. Engaging in regular self-reflection and seeking feedback from trusted advisors or mentors can also aid in identifying areas for improvement and developing strategies for maintaining composure.

Practical strategies that can help us cultivate peace include:

  • Identifying and challenging negative thought patterns, replacing them with more balanced and realistic perspectives.

  • Keeping a gratitude journal or regularly expressing appreciation for positive aspects of life can shift the focus away from negativity.

  • Recognizing what is within and outside of our control, and learning to let go of situations that cannot be changed.

  • Setting realistic goals and boundaries: Establishing achievable goals and maintaining a balanced lifestyle can prevent overwhelm or complacency.

Please join the WWTO Leadership community in the comment section below:

  1. How have you experienced the benefits of cultivating peace and composure?

  2. What strategies have you found effective in managing stress and maintaining a peaceful mindset?

  3. How can leaders strike a balance between cultivating peace and maintaining a sense of urgency or drive for growth and innovation?

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That Golden Mean between chaos and complacency is something I've been trying to figure out myself lately so I appreciate the tools in this lesson... especially the perspective of gratitude and the reminder to replace negative thought patterns with constructive action.

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