Busy leaders often produce mediocre results because they are simply too busy to recognize opportunities in front of them. Often leaders solve problems but fail to dig deeper and wider and create improvements. Busy leaders are distracted and this disrupts connections with others. Several leaders have commented to me, “I’d like to meet more with my people but I have too much to do”.
A lack of manageable priorities is a lack of leadership. You can be technology and priority rich at the same time. When you are, you’ve learned to thrive in the age of overload.