Wednesday, September 14, 2011
For Great Leadership, Clear Your Head
In a recent HBR blog I read about clearing your head. Joshua Ehrlich covers five strategies to give you more time to just think. The blog post is well worth reading.
A friend of mine who is a VP of Sales for a $40 million printer helped his company develop a strategy years ago that became the basis for the tremendous growth and success that the company has experienced over the last decade. At one point the C.E.O. of the company asked him to spend more time thinking and less time doing. We joked about this many times but the concept makes sense. Scott has great ideas and his company can benefit from those ideas, but the only way the ideas come is if he spends time thinking.
Schedule "thinking time" to ponder the next 5 to 10 years. This time may yield the ideas you need to really succeed during the next decade.