Leadership is one of those constantly fluid moving pieces of work. Great Leadership happens in motion, it happens in movement, it happens in action it happens in planning, it happens with thinking, it happens with vision… and it doesn’t happen by accident. This premise creates a problem for some leaders, because they always feel the need to do something, to control something and to make something happen.
In my opinion, an Important Leadership Lesson For All Leaders is to realize the fact that it’s important to “Do Nothing!” I know that sounds crazy; however it’s imperative as a leader to find seasons when you sit back and “Do Nothing!” Not only do you sit back and “Do Nothing!” you must find contentment with that season. This doesn’t mean be a dead-beat, lazy bum of a leader; it means you have developed systems, developed leaders, created margin, experienced success… and you are in a season where your “Do Nothing!” Embracing the “Do Nothing!” seasons allows you to be fully prepared and energized for the upcoming seasons of “Make It Happen!”
Leaders have to embrace the fact that they are like a team in a row boat: They have plotted the destination, they are rowing hard, they experience momentum, they catch a tail-wind and they must embrace that brief season and “Do Nothing!” The destination of success is a long ways out and if the leader and the team keeps rowing and rowing and rowing in the season where the momentum and and tail-wind will carry them… they will prematurely tire out.
Don’t unnecessarily exasperate your leadership or your team, embrace the seasons of “Do Nothing!”
Can you or your leader embrace the “Do Nothing!” seasons? Are “Do Nothing!” seasons necessary? Share your thoughts!