Leaders Require Their People To Lead Balanced Lives
|Written by Patrick Morley|
|Sunday, September 25 2005 19:00|
During a NASCAR driver Q & A session in the Corporate Hospitality Village for the Daytona 500, one driver said, "My crew chief is the best. He has no hobbies. All he does is work from 7:00 in the morning to 10:00 at night." By the way he said it, you could not help but conclude he considered working long hours a virtue.
The only thing to say about a leader who requires his people to work six or seven days a week is that he is leading those people astray.
Require your people lead balanced lives. If your people are consistently in the office when they should be eating dinner with their families, ask them, "Are you working too much?"
Tell your people, "Go home." And you go home too.
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