“Winning back your weekends—and your evenings— is about what you do from Monday morning through Friday afternoon. A better work week means a better weekend. It means turning off your phone (or at least silencing it for a few hours) to take your child fishing or spend some quiet time on the beach with your spouse. To win back your weekends, you have to optimise your work week, and that starts with a few practices that will help you regain your footing.”
“I am frequently asked how I am able to get so much done and still take care of myself and my family. By some standards I would be consider a “high-achiever”. I pastor a large church, maintain a separate non-profit ministry, speak at various conferences and events. Plus, I have an active online presence, mentor about a dozen pastors at any given time – some in groups and some as individuals, plus I mentor 9 young leaders in our church. And I try to stay active in the community – serving on a number of non-profit boards. Mostly, I strive to be the person, husband and father my congregation could seek to follow. As I’ve reflected of what helps me accomplish much, I came up with some thoughts as to how I’m able to maintain productivity.”
“Leaders need to think of the 10% above the surface as the leader and inner-circle. This could be the executive team, select Board members, or just those trusted by the leader. What is below the surface are all those in the organisation being led by the leader. This 90% is where all the action takes place.”
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