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In the fast-paced world of leadership, balancing productivity and service is essential. As leaders, we often find ourselves caught between the demands of our schedules and the needs of those we lead. While it's crucial to stay focused and driven toward our goals, it's equally important to be interruptible, allowing us to pause and serve our team members when they need us most.


Embracing interruptible schedules doesn't mean sacrificing productivity; rather, it involves integrating flexibility and empathy into our daily routines. Here are a few key reasons why interruptible schedules are vital for effective leadership:


1. Building Trust and Connection: When we make ourselves interruptible, we signal to our team members that their needs and concerns are valued. This fosters trust and strengthens the connection between leaders and their teams, creating a supportive and collaborative work environment.


2. Seizing Teachable Moments: Being interruptible allows leaders to capitalize on teachable moments as they arise. Whether it's providing guidance, mentorship, or simply lending a listening ear, being available and responsive enriches the learning experiences of those we lead.


3. Nurturing a Culture of Support: An interruptible leader sets the tone for a culture of support within the organization. By demonstrating a willingness to be present for their team, leaders inspire others to do the same, creating a positive and empowering work culture.


In conclusion, an interruptible schedule is not a hindrance to effective leadership; rather, it is a powerful tool for creating a supportive and nurturing environment for those we lead. By integrating flexibility and empathy into our schedules, we can strike a harmonious balance between productivity and service, ultimately fostering stronger, more resilient teams.


Let's embrace interruptible schedules as a means to lead with empathy and support, and in doing so, we will cultivate a culture of trust, growth, and success within our organizations.



How well do you pause to serve others?

  • 1 - Needs severe improvement

  • 2 - Needs some improvement

  • 3 - The greatest in my Career


Alexandrew Seale

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