Engaging others is difficult sometimes. Engaging others requires time. But whileÂ time is a valuable resource to a leader, the relationships we develop areÂ valuable resources in and of themselves.Â So weÂ can pay on the front end or weÂ can pay on the back end.
Regrettably, I have found this out the hard way. Iâ€™m finding it out now, in fact.Â When weÂ focus too hard on production, sometimes weÂ lose focus on relationship. There is an ever fleeting balance, as subtle as the phase change fromÂ iceÂ toÂ waterÂ toÂ vapor. There isÂ anÂ exact point that the balance is too much or too little, and as leaders we have to find it. Â And if weÂ really lean too hard to one side or the other, it is very difficult to get it back.
Strive for balance.