Monday, December 5th, 2016
I WONDER ABOUT BOREDOM
The definition of boredom is “the state of being weary and restless through lack of interest”!
How could a top leader be weary and restless through lack of interest?
Let me count the ways:
—Not having enough intrinsic interest in the business you lead
—Being numbed out by rote meetings with no real engagement
—Working with a team that is exhausted through pushing hard and creating very little movement
—Thinking that work should be boring
—Having a calendar that is your dictator of time
—Not laughing enough with colleagues when you and they make ridiculous mistakes
—Not having a team that challenges you with their energy and ideas
—Becoming too narrow a person with no outside interests
—Thinking working hard is the only road to success, instead of just one
—Feeling tethered to an impossible task
One of the worst combinations is being bored while being incredibly challenged.
I’ve seen it derail top leaders.