On Leadership: Sleep Before You Decide

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Years ago I read My American Journey by Colin Powell and was impressed by his life and principles of leadership.  One principle in particular stuck with me and I have applied it in my own life and in my coaching:

“Sleep before you decide.”

Mr. Powell has worked at the highest levels of the American government and often faced difficult decisions.  He explained in his book that he made it a rule to get a night’s sleep before he made any significant decision.  This helped remove emotion and brought clarity to the right course of action.

I found the principle to be true and recommend it in your own leadership.

Click on the image below for more information on Colin Powell’s book.

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