My digital life and self, feel overwhelmed. This happens from time to time. It is usually a result of spending a lot of time looking at screens. You know the exercise — scroll, double tap, type and do it all over again. This isn’t the first time I’ve come to this point. I’ve been thinking about what I’ve done in the past when digital sucks life out of your life.
Planning is about anticipating things. By doing it, dare to create the future before it arrives. Planning is how we predict the future — a way of anticipating what it will need or demand. While there are many things we prepare to come our way, there will always be the unexpected. In both life and leadership, dealing with the unexpected is inevitable.
One of the challenges of publishing, or more specifically in this context, blogging, is creating content. I’ve never been a fan of creating content for the sake of it. As I’ve said in the past, here, here and here, writing and blogging have been primarily notes-to-self. Blogging has been a way for me share my failures and wrestle with ideas and various issues.
One of the reasons I blog is to get better as a leader. A commitment to growth is critical for every leader. Not only that but to also have an intentional plan to get better and grow. When leaders grow, or get better, so do their teams and organisations. When teams and organisations get better, so does their impact. I recently had a discussion with Anton: ” What makes leaders better?”
The world is a big and small place, all at the same time. Beyond the geography, it is vast in diversity. The Internet and means of transport obliterated time and geographic divides. We now get to meet more people from places and cultures than generations before us. As a result, we’re all talking but don’t always understand each other. This makes creating understanding in diversity critical.