As what often happens after a busy week with clients, Friday is my catch-up and ‘planning-for-next-week’ day. I liken it to when I used to do regular drives up and down the M4, where Leigh Delamere service station became the normal place to stop for a breather, coffee, pee, check if my timings are on track, any directions, etc… For me, Fridays are my service station stop.
As a consequence of the pace and complexity within companies nowadays, we often speak to leaders who have lost a bit of discipline or habit around their ‘service stops’. Pulling off the motorway to create sufficient time recharge… or rebalance their focus… or to celebrate successes… or to give that piece of feedback they never quite get round to…
Christina and I often describe this to teams as ‘slowing down in order to speed up’, and then help build their ability to self-manage this themselves as a group.
My commitment this ‘Friday-stop’ is to create 3 case studies of some of our work from the last few months and capture what we’ve achieved with our clients to share on our website – something I admit I’ve put off for a while as I’m more of a ‘talker’ than a ‘writer’!
So my ask to you – if you were to take just 5/20/60 minutes right now, what’s the most productive and valuable thing you could do for yourself and/or your team?
“How would you use your Leigh Delamere?”
Then go and do it.