The Peace Index, together with the 70:30 tool I shared last week helps us to establish your leadership baseline. As I learn more about the GiANT model, I’m reminded that we need to know ourselves to lead ourselves, so we are most effective leading others. With that in mind, the Peace Index tool will help you understand and express how several key factors affect your peace, and consequently your leadership behavior. When our Peace Index is high, we tend to think more clearly and without distraction. We also tend to view obstacles more as challenges, and we tend to operate from a place of secure, confident, and humble leadership. In short, you will be better able to bring your best and Liberate others.
2 Thessalonians 3:16 (NIV)
16 Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you.
So, What… for This Week?
When our Peace Index is low, we are often too absorbed with our own challenges to lead others well and often undermine our own efforts, performance, and culture. So use the Peace Index to further solidify a solid baseline for your current leadership and help you clarify your path toward getting 100% healthy. Be sure to re-assess at regular intervals to keep you on track and bring your best each day.
Now, score YOUR Peace Index with the following factors…
- Purpose: how strong is your sense of meaning and fulfillment in life right now?
- Place: how is the physical location where you live, work, and play? Is it: beautiful or ugly, healthy or unhealthy, convenient or inconvenient?
- Provision: are your happy with your income level and finances? Is it empowering or causing fear/conflict
- Personal Health: are you physically, mentally, and emotionally healthy and fit? Or are you in pain or ill?
- People: how are your relationships? Consider quantity, quality, proximity – whatever is important to you.