Friday afternoon, end of the week: what will you do to “wrap up” successfully? You could squeeze in one more call or meeting, but maybe you’d be better served to reflect on the week. What did you learn? Who did you connect with? What was a waste of time? What returned dividends? If you don’t make time to reflect, you miss out on learning.
Someone once said if you never slow down, nothing good will be able to catch up to you. That is true of insight. For as much value as leaders place on speed, there are times when leaders are better served to slow down.
As you start into the weekend, do you have clear intentions about how to spend your free time? Will you rest, enjoy liesure and renew on purpose or slog through the weekend only to arrive at Monday unchanged?
Why not use the same skills to get the most out of your workweek to get the most out of your weekend?
I coach and consult with severl c-suite leaders and encourage them to spend time reflecting every week as a discipline. THose who do it well find tremendous value in int. Those who don’t…well… they keep fighting fires the next week. I teach the Toyota Production System in my work. The Japanese refer to this time as “Hansei”.
Block the time to do this, folks. It will pay dividens.
Thanks for sharing, Mark.