Forget 'Lean In.' Maybe we should lean back! — Reclaiming time to be creative.
Creative people’s most important resource is their time—particularly big chunks of uninterrupted time—and their biggest enemies are those who try to nibble away at it with e-mails or meetings. Indeed, creative people may be at their most productive when, to the manager’s untutored eye, they appear to be doing nothing.
From The Economist: In Praise of Laziness — Businesspeople would be better off if they did less and thought more.
Read the full article if you can spare a few minutes. It features Teresa Amabile, the author of The Progress Principle: Using Small Wins to Ignite Joy, Engagement, and Creativity at Work.
Heather Hollick has been helping others become better leaders and craft more meaningful careers for more than 25 years. Her experience spans both business and technology, operations and organizational development. Oh, and she was born in Canada, so she can't help but be helpful. 😉