“Here is Edward Bear, coming downstairs now, bump, bump, bump, on the back of his head, behind Christopher Robin. It is, as far as he knows, the only way of coming downstairs, but sometimes he feels that there really is another way, if only he could stop bumping for a moment and think of it.” – Winnie-the-Pooh, A.A. Milne, 1926
It’s no secret that busyness kills leadership.
- Busy leaders are reactive, working hard at solving yesterday’s problems.
- Busy leaders spend the majority of their time on necessary, but mundane tasks.
- Busy leaders lose sight of the big picture, forgetting why they’re doing the stuff they’re doing.
- Busy leaders spend a lot of their time rowing in circles, making little progress on the few items that really matter.