Did you put “Thinking” on the schedule?

May 25, 2011

As you progress as a leader, your schedule tends to get more and more packed. There simply isn’t enough time in the day or week or month to do all that needs to be done. As a result, you start making rash decisions based upon incomplete information. And when you work under this kind of pressure, you risk losing your health, your job, your company, and/or your family.

Give yourself permission to schedule time into your day to simply think. Encourage those you are developing to do the same. You may not do quite as much work or make quite as many decisions, but you’ll do better work and make more thoughtful decisions. The risks to you and others will be greatly reduced.

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