One of the things that I find senior leaders most need, especially in a fast growing company, is space.
We are conditioned to do as much as we can, as long as we can.
That “productivity,” that output, is the key measure of our performance.
That’s true as long as we are sure exactly what we’re doing, and so long as volume (sales volume, for example) is the key metric.
But as some point, as a senior leader, you’re going to find that other things come into play—
What happens when a key performer is also a jerk?
What happens when an original team member is no longer right?
What happens when the market shifts and it’s not clear how to react?
When these things happen, doing more of the same is not only inadvisable, it will often make things worse.
But what to do is unclear.
This is where space is needed. Is essential.
We all have access to a deeper source of wisdom. We all know what to do (or know when we know). But only if we can get quiet enough to hear it.
I help people hear their own inner wisdom. And there is something about setting aside time for that exploration that makes these deeper, more complicated questions easier to answer.
Let me know if you’d like to have that kind of conversation.