Whilst we all navigate the ups and downs of Covid as leaders, being flexible is vital.
I had an energising mentoring session this week with a CEO with whom I have worked for a number of years. It was an intense hour and a half, during which we shone light on 2 or 3 key issues to be addressed and worked out a way forwards.
This is a question that I frequently ask leadership training participants and those I mentor. The responses are always geared towards people spending a much higher percentage of their time in management rather than leadership – this includes CEOs and very senior leaders. There is no ideal formula, rather I suggest knowing how you are spending your time and making sure that, the more senior you are, the more time you are spending in leadership activities.