“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”
~ Will Durant
“Life is too short to do the things we don’t love doing.”
~ Bruce Dickinson
“Too much hurry will bury your goals. Too much haste will make you waste. Too quick race will cripple your pace. Be patient.”
~ Israelmore Aylvor
“If you make the mistake of looking back too much, you aren’t focused enough on the road in front of you.”
~ Brad Paisley
I’m alluding to the sweet spot between too much and too little. Doing too much, doing too little, caring too much, caring too little … you get my drift.
Where does the sweet spot exist in leadership? I suggest, to find the sweet spot, a leader must ask questions of themselves, first and foremost. Am I effective or efficient, am I unorganized or confused, is my input high and my output low, am I working smart, do I balance my work life? To mention a few.
Leadership has an obligation to question their own intention, action and, practice before questioning anyone else. The ‘sweet spot’ comes with personal awareness of thoughtful words and actions. I would suggest that when balance is difficult to find it then becomes difficult to lead.
If BMG can assist you to find a sweet spot balance, please check us out!
Deborah Lavender, BMG Senior Consultant
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