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I would consider myself a connected leader; maybe not as connected as I could be, but certainly well-connected nonetheless.
And yet, even the most well-connected leader needs to unplug from time-to-time, and disconnect, if for no other reason than to reflect and spend a little time with him/herself.
Being connected doesn’t just have to mean being connected in a tech vein. Rather, it means having networks built that allow one to continue to lead and learn, and to do so in such a way that answers (and therefore more questions) can be found efficiently.
I enjoy being connected, but I also find it powerful to unplug. At my most connected moment, I am often learning and leading so fast that I don’t have time to stop and think. Only when I truly unplug am I most effective at reflecting on what I’ve learned, and the leadership actions I’ve taken.
The best leaders are connected and disconnected seamlessly. In fact, I envision it somewhat like the motion of electrons in an alternating current; simply moving back-and-forth constantly. This “dynamic equilibrium” (I was a science teacher previously J ), is necessary for us, as it allows us to stay connected while also taking a step back.