What is clear thinking? Sometimes things seem confused, muddy, grey, complex, obtuse, and we often say "it depends".
How can we find space so that our thinking can become more clear when we are constantly bombarded with information, when our
time is overfull, when everyone wants a piece of us, and when we just cant think clearly. What happens when our thinking is
We start to make poor decisions. Poor decisions as a leader can derail your career; lose the respect of colleagues or
your team. When we can't clearly see or think we often grab at things or just try to keep juggling and so our decisions are
not based on solid, analytical, value-based reasoning or strong values.
Leaders need space and time to think, time to reflect and ensure they have all the information they need to make a right
decision. As a leader you have a responsibility to ask for this time or space, to create it for yourself so that your decisions
are based on clear thinking. Sometimes you only need a few minutes- take them, you will respect yourself for creating your
own thinking space.