On Leadership and the Speed of Fluidity

On Leadership and the Speed of Fluidity

Posted on:May 06 2015
Captured by:Austin M
Method:Previous Writings

Never move faster than you can move fluidly. The fastest speed at which one may move sometimes looks deceptively slow. This illusion is caused by its fluidity. The “herkimer jerkimer” motions of the frantic may appear fast, but they demand corrections and then corrections of corrections. Never confuse the speed of a single motion with the true time it takes to complete the total movement.

Younger leaders may rush at full speed from stoplight to stoplight; they alternate between the accelerator and the brake. Mature leaders determine the speed that “catches,” which synchronizes with the green lights. Their foot rests lightly, but consistently, on the accelerator. It is true they do not move as fast between the lights, but it is also true that they do not have to stop as frequently. In the end, they get there faster.


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