Work Less, Think More

March 16, 2011

What do you “think” about that title?

Well, it is the title of a chapter in Mark DeMoss’ great book on leadership called The Little Red Book of Wisdom.

The Little Red Book of Wisdom

Mark goes on to quote Albert Einstein who says, “The significant problems we face in life cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them.”

Taking time to STOP and actually think for an extended period of time is a critical leadership discipline and one of the most neglected of the leadership disciplines.  It seems we live our lives reacting to our e-mail, texts, daily tasks, and etc. to the point that we are constantly living at the operational or survival level in our jobs instead of at the proactive conceptual or strategic level.

And short-sighted decisions or living produces short-sighted results.

So, consider instituting the leadership discipline of “disciplined, uninterrupted thinking” into your life.  It will be hard, in fact very hard, at first, but the results will be transformational.

Serving Christ,

BG