This week's Big Question is brought to you by Dan Rockwell, the Leadership Freak, in his recent blog, The Effort Illusion: Hard Work is the Answer. In it, he breaks down the Big Question into seemingly simple questions which are actually not all that simple.
In the work I do with CEOs, I find that I often ask these questions to help them clarify their role and responsibilities, and to keep them focused on moving forward. Almost always, the message is: More is not always better. As Dan asks, "How does the Effort Illusion hold you back?"
This summer, take a break, scale back, allow yourself to just think instead of do. See what happens.
Please be in touch if you want help with assessing this Big Question, or any of the questions I've been asking this year.