The first insight I appreciated (other than the fun title) was, "Reflection and contemplation are among the most important of all business skills."
We don't often think of these leadership competencies as a part of business (or busy-ness) and yet what if they were?
Imagine an office where people (regardless of title) allowed time and space for the wisest part of them to lead by:
- Staring out the window
- Pausing and regrouping between meetings
- Sitting with their legs up on a desk pondering
- Attending to energetic and emotional shifts (in self and others)
- Being outside for breaks or lunch
- Listening beneath words
- Walking mindfully
- Asking, "Is it my assignment?"
- Responding to biorhythms
- Breathing more deeply
- Aligning with seasonal cycles
- Allowing silence to reveal
- Appreciating calm and quiet
For more explore www.robinsharma.com/resources. And....for those of you who devalue your expertise, Mr. Sharma also has a great story about Pablo Picasso. He drew a little sketch for an admirer later in his career and then asked for $1 million dollars. The lady replied, $1million dollars for 30 seconds?"He said, "My dear, it took me 30 years to draw that in 30 seconds."