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Time off to gain perspective

Stepping back can help us move forward. Here are some things to think about during those times.

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We can learn to make time to reflect.

Here are three questions to get you started.

  1. Do our people know what’s expected of them? Make certain your people know their jobs and how they connect to the overall job of the organization. Be careful that when new assignments arise they are consistent with the mission.
  2. Do our people have the resources to do their jobs effectively? Manage resources including time judiciously. Find the right balance.
  3. Am I giving our people the support they need to carry out their jobs? The job of a leader is to point people in the right direction. Some need little of it; others may need too much.

Stepping away from time to time — either on vacation or a weekend — gives you a perspective necessary to leading with a clearer head and a more.

John Baldoni is an internationally recognized leadership educator and executive coach. In 2017, Trust Across America named him a Top Thought Leader in Trust for the fourth consecutive year. Global Gurus ranked John No. 22 on its list of top 30 global experts, a list he has been on since 2007. In 2014, named John to its list of top 50 leadership experts. He is the author of more than a dozen books, including his newest, “MOXIE: The Secret to Bold and Gutsy Leadership.”

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