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The CEO’s 7 Laws of Leadership: 2. CREATE SPACE

April 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


“Stillness is a lost art and one that is critical to the success of a leader. To think critically about our business or our lives, stillness is imperative. It’s this time away that allows us to grow.” – Danielle Baldwin, Vistage Chair


2. Create Space to Work on the Business

The climb can be a struggle — and some days you’ll feel like you’re losing ground. But if you want to make it to the summit, you can’t operate in reaction mode. You need to routinely carve out time and space away from
the business to reflect, acquire new knowledge and focus on strategy.

Peak performers use this technique to gain the clarity and perspective they need to navigate the day-to-day challenges while keeping their company on course for long-term success. They fight the instinct to always be on-the-go,
forcing themselves to slow down so they can make thoughtful decisions.

TRY THIS, Make space for reflective thinking

Reflective thinking is the one thing a CEO cannot outsource. To make it a
priority, Gair Maxwell, an expert on disruptive innovation, offers four
ways to slow down and make space for reflection.

1. Schedule one day a month for critical thinking
Turn off your phone, shut down your email and focus on thinking critically about your business.

2. Get out of the office
Many leaders think more clearly when they’re outside or active. Go for a run, hike a trail, visit a museum, hit the gym, or peruse an art gallery — whatever it takes to clear your head.

3. Pick up a book
When reading don’t limit yourself to business books. Reading fiction is a great way to reduce stress and inspire creativity.

4. Take a nontraditional retreat
Plan a corporate offsite that takes your team off the beaten path. Some resorts tailor corporate programs to interests such as art, adventure,
sports, food and wine tasting.


April 10
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


This 7-part wednesdays 12to1 series is exclusively for Executives’ Club Members. Please contact a Member for an invitation to join this conversation.


Club Room III @ Holiday Inn
3803 13th Ave South, Fargo, ND 58103
Fargo, ND 58103 US
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