Exceptional Leaders Are Not Too Busy

You should not be too busy to get to essentials. “Busy-ness” is not an excuse to avoid tough decisions or unpleasant but necessary conversations. When one is busy, it is mostly attending to urgent and important matters; and, hopefully not too many unimportant matters.

The Exceptional Leader knows that focusing only on the urgent and important, while critical, may not lead to long term progress. They must also focus on the important but less urgent matters that will yield the best long term results.

They must be willing to work on the business improving things for the future and avoid getting immersed in busy work.


Thought Provoker

  • Does your busy-ness create denial about what is really important and essential to the success of your organization?
  • Do you let others fill your calendar at the expense of having the necessary reflective and planning time that you need to be successful?
  • Do you let your busy-ness interfere with setting up systems that could increase your efficiency and allow you to focus on more important matters?
  • Do you get so immersed in the day-to-day stuff so that you cannot look up and see the big picture?
  • Do you get so immersed in the day-to-day stuff so that you don’t attend to important relationships? Who do you need to call right now?


Exceptional Leaders stick to essentials and avoid the busy-ness that can diminish their leadership effectiveness.


Copyright protected by author Bruce M. Anderson.
Reprinted with permission. Thinking Partners Inc.

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