It's not terribly helpful to get advice from someone who fails to lead by example: The medical professional who tells you to lose weight but has gained 20 pounds since your last visit. The supervisor who emails you on a Sunday night telling you not to send weekend emails. The business expert who advises you to get out of the office (to attend an industry event, dine with colleagues, visit distant company sites, or explore an unfamiliar city) while she remains head down in her own space.
That's why I am sharing with you the highlights of my May adventures. I enjoyed a number of planned events and a few unanticipated pauses in the action (like getting stuck in in the sand on Nantucket Island!).
I hope you are inspired to take some strategic pauses of your own: Pull your team together for a day or two, get to know a new colleague, visit customers you don't often see, make full use of your vacation time. You and your organization will benefit tremendously: in the form of new perspectives, heightened innovation, improved adaptability, better relationships, and a broader view of what you can create.
Let me know what you think, what you need, and how I can be of help to you.
To your continued success...