It's August: power down and read a good book.
That may or may not sum up your vacation plans this summer - but
it is also key leadership advice. For this month's column, I am not
going to suggest leadership tactics, how to best build trust or how
to create a winning team with others. I am not going to talk about
how to handle a difficult employee, a demanding star team member or
an overly demanding boss.
... Even if you manage to resist that immediate temptation, the
volume of messages leaders try to process in a day via computer,
smartphone, tablet, etc. can often be monumental. Professors Henry
Mintzberg and Peter Todd from McGill University write that "turning
off email can be vital for a manager's ability to see the bigger
picture, build trust and share vision."
Read full article: The Milford Daily News, August 20, 2012