She went back and forth in about 3 feet of water.Her head just above the surface of the water as she watched every move around her.Repeatedly, she dove and then surfaced. It appeared as if she was pacing the shoreline.All of the sudden, she was walking down the road.How did she get there? We stopped traffic to ensure her safe crossing. Then she quickly crawled down the hill and began to build her nest. She was going slow to reach her goal.
In an age where we are use to things moving fast, we often want to accomplish our goals quickly. It’s easy to overlook the importance of slowing down while we are trying to reach our goals.
What are the activities that you tend to rush through and it comes back to bite you? A hurried email? Calendar management? A conversation with a stressed out colleague?
One of the reasons managers rush through tasks is because they are juggling so many things at once. They often have too many meetings in a day. They also tend to not preserve big enough chunks of time to attend to their project lists that require a slower more deliberate pace. They get interrupted all the time. [Read more…]