… And how often do we willingly give away our right to silence during each day?
Too often, methinks.
Time to rethink that strategy …
As individuals, we need to reclaim our ability to “just be”, so we can continue to meet obligations and do work. You can only put out effective effort for a limited time, otherwise … but with silence and the meditation relaxation that accompanies “just being”, we can accomplish miracles.
As leaders, we need to aggressively support and protect those we serve in their quest to do so … and remember to claim that same need for ourselves, once we have taken care of the others.
What can YOU do right now, today, to help others and help yourself, be in silence as you recharge and refresh?
Wondering where I can go to achieve real silence in the Heartland ….
To whet your appetite further, the link below leads you to a Harvard Business Review (HBR) interview with Greg in which he explains some of the things that get in the way of focusing on what is really important:
Note: You will probably need to sign in with HBR to read this article. They are a trusted source, so my advice is to do so, if you are not already a member of their online group.
Enjoying a book more than I thought possible in the Heartland ….
Greg McKeown writes, teaches, and speaks around the world on the importance of living and leading as an Essentialist. He has spoken at companies including Apple, Google, Facebook, LinkedIn, Salesforce.com, Symantec, and Twitter and is among the most popular bloggers for the Harvard Business Review and LinkedIn Influencer’s group. He co-created the course, Designing Life, Essentially at Stanford University, was a collaborator of the Wall Street Journal bestseller Multipliers and serves as a Young Global Leader for the World Economic Forum. He holds an MBA from Stanford University. http://www.gregmckeown.comImage: via Morguefile.comRelated Links:Priorities (The Strategic Learner)Keep It Simple (The Strategic Learner)