Thursday, February 18, 2016

Please Stop Leading All the Time

Sometimes a step back is the best way forward.

It's time to add a new word to our conversations about leadership: stop.

While books, conferences, training, and other materials provide an (overwhelming) abundance of guidance for leaders who seek to grow, accomplish, and strategize, a search for references on how and when to turn leadership off will produce few results—with the exception, of course, of the need to take periodic extended breaks to avoid burnout.

But is getting out of the car really the only choice left after the accelerator and the steering wheel?

Consider the ways "full stops," during which leaders break from their usual role, built into the regular rhythms of leadership can help achieve these four essential goals.... Read More

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