It's not often I blog about somebody elses blog... is that Blogging2?
But this morning I read this excellent article by John Donahoe, CEO of Ebay. Titled 'To Beat the Chaos, Take a Thinking Day', John explains that modern business often moves at such a pace, we find ourselves washed along in the frenzy of the tide. Taking time to step back, and review the global picture of what we are working on and what we have scheduled ahead might bring fresh insights.
I for one, am sometimes guilty of diving into the technical nitty-gritty of a project and hitting a wall at a later point. Often times, these walls could have been avoided if I had just stepped back and looked ahead on the 'virtual map of whats coming up'.
I really enjoyed reading this - smart advice:
One of the most under-discussed elements of effective leadership is how fast a leader must learn to stay at peak performance. Most successful leaders never stop learning. In fact, they are voracious learners who are always trying to find ways to improve and enhance their own performance and that of those around them.