Jim’s employees loved his availability. A project running late? Jim made time to help. Personal problem? Jim made time to listen. Middle manager in a quandary? Count on Jim to sit down and advise.
The only person Jim ever shortchanged was Jim. And when burnout and health problems finally tripped him up, no one was surprised. To a person, Jim’s employees made one thing clear: they valued his attention…but not at the expense of his health and peace of mind.
This is Howard Butt, Jr., of Laity Lodge. Good management turns on good judgment. A healthy leader makes time for the workplace—and takes time for a well-ordered life…in the high calling of our daily work.
Get wisdom; develop good judgment. Don’t forget my words or turn away from them.