Jul 23, 2012

"What is the Biggest Challenge Facing Leaders?" - Leigh McLeroy

About This Video

Recently, The High Calling spoke with author and consultant Leigh McLeroy about what she believes to be the biggest challenge facing leaders today. Her answer? A lack of time to reflect.

One problem with being an effective leader today is that you are more accessible than ever. There are a thousand problems demanding your attention at any given moment, and, thanks to advances in technology, as many ways for you to address them. This can make it easy to get caught up in problem-solving, communication, and decision making to the extent that you don't have time to even think about anything else.

But ask yourself this: if I can't step back and take time to reflect on the work my company is doing, and why we are doing it, who will? As leaders, we have to maintain vision and perspective on the work we do, and sometimes the only way to do this is to take a step back. 

Want to hear more? You can find the transcript for this video and the rest of our conversation with Leigh over at the High Calling Youtube Channel

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