I switched to doing meetings with leaders as hikes — giving us the space and oxygen to get perspective.
A friend and I have been trying to plan our next one. The last time we did this, we figured out a big-ass issue on the business he had just started to lead. It led to clarity and ultimately a pivot on the business that his Board just loved. As he and I emailed recently, I realize we’ve been trying to schedule this latest hike since November.
When we take no time to have perspective, we tend to work harder and harder. As we work harder and harder, we lose sight of what matters as crucial pivotal points in the business. When we cannot see what matters, we lose effectiveness; Sometimes for the business, definitely for ourselves.
Helping the HelperLook after yourselfwhileLooking after otherselseothers will have tolook after you.