If you're a linchpin for your team to achieve its results, you're headed for burnout and overwork.
The Leadership Lab
As a leader, it is not your job to make sure your people succeed.
You know the person. Your hair stands up on end; their words and attitude feel like fingernails on a chalkboard. You feel like they're out to get you.
It's a humid February day in Maui. The air smells like flowers and the otherworldly maile leaves as we see the hand drawn sign for Pe'ahi next to a fruit stand in the dirt parking lot.
I'm writing this on a Thursday. Look at your calendar right now. If you have more than 4 meetings lined up between now and the end of the week, you are not being as effective of a leader as you can be.
Working long hours is not a badge of pride, it's a sign of sloppy thinking. The culprit? Being always available.
I see you, checking your email during “off hours”—cringing every time a Slack notification goes off while you’re with your kids. You think it’s going to change in the future, or maybe you’ve given up hope that it will change.