Shhhhh…….the value of the sounds of silence
Simon and Garfunkel recorded the powerful “Sounds of Silence” in 1964. Writing this I learned the group Disturbed did a version of it a few years back.
On a recent hike in Death Valley I experienced a deafening quiet. No noise, just silence. Check out this short video https://youtu.be/aA3iY8vpFdY to see and hear it for yourself while I comment on how valuable such moments are in our increasingly noisy and device filled world.
Leaders must find the time to think. For the past few months, totally in react mode, most of us have been working IN the business but you need to find time to work ON the business. Also need to find time to recharge your batteries. The economy is not likely to recover quickly and even if it does are you ready for it. Your people are worn out. So are you.
Find time to recharge and then to think…..