I met a friend in the airport lounge this morning. We were both headed to Wellington. We talked about life as a CEO for him, bringing all the learning, coaching and development over the years into practice at the “buck stops here” job.
There isn’t time to do lots of research when faced with leadership issues on a daily basis, and my friend said he often drew on insights from development, coaching and learnings from the past. And sometimes from my bite-sized blogs.
That’s nice I said, but getting time, oh, it’s tough. Tough to find time to write 250 words, more of less, on leadership, and just as tough, if not tougher to find time each day to focus on ourselves.
I don’t think for one minute that business or your life should be run on 140 (or similar number) characters or less. Of course, if you find your way to my blog on Twitter that’s all good!
But a little development taken often can keep us up-to-date, and even if not on point that day, might stimulate us to recall past learning and insights.
Making time for a little leadership development often can keep us recharged, up-to-date, help our resilience (more of very soon after a workshop on Friday), and bring back older insights.
That’s leadership of ourselves. And almost 250 words. 225 in fact.