Press Pause

Being able to manage constantly changing priorities is an expected capability for todays leaders. Knowing how to juggle personal and business priorities and stay on top of the game requires knowing when to press pause.

Pausing To Gain Focused Attention – When you are multi-tasking it is very likely that you are doing both tasks badly. By taking time to focus your attention and concentration on the task you get the best result. That requires pressing pause on something.

Pausing To Improve Performance – The best way to improve is to reflect. Don’t just rush on, take time to consider what went well and what could have been improved. Learn to continually take the time to review and optimise.

Pause, Breathe
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Pausing To Connect More Deeply – Superficial relationships are transparent and break quickly under strain. Leaders know that purposeful relationships take time and discipline. You need to invest in the other person, which requires time to develop.

To be the best leader you can be, you need to have the discipline of pausing, because it is in those pauses that you can manage your stress and give your mind and body the boost in needs in this demanding world.

Lolly Daskal

Pausing To Calm Yourself – When dealing with pressure and stress it is important to take a break because otherwise no-one else will give it to you.

Key Takeaways

  • Leadership requires you to press pause and take time out so that you have time to properly consider. To apply your thinking and to ensure that you are bringing your best self to the task.
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