Adrian, over at The Coyote Within, has started a new blog called Slow Leadership. I like the premise for this blog, so I recommend you check it out.
Well intended leaders often rush through the day and do not take the time needed to optimally lead. Slow Leadership is dedicated to conversation about the tug and pull of time versus leading. Here is Adrian’s description:
"It’s about discovering ways to make the time and space needed to do the job of leadership as it should be done. To reflect, to consider, to pay attention to human needs and help others grow. Like the Slow Food movement that spread around the world, Slow Leadership aims to bring back the flavor and pleasure of being a leader."
I think this is a great idea and sorely needed. Perhaps this is why I believe that focus is so critical today. We using planners and blackberries and even GTD cannot bridge the gap that today’s managers feel between what they want to do and what they actually accomplish. We need to carve out time for what’s important and say no to many more things.
Together we can and should fundamentally change the way we work. I look forward to seeing how Slow Leadership evolves!
BTW – While in New Mexico, I had a husky that used to sing with the coyotes at night. I think she was getting hunting tips from the pack because she used to bring me bunny heads. Yuck. I think coyotes are interesting. Road runners, too.