There are times in the leader’s job, when it feels appropriate to take prolonged rest. The organization seems to be doing well. You have the right people in the right places, and the numbers are on target. While I’m not suggesting that a rest is wrong at this point, I am suggesting that the sense of security that permits the rest is based on illusion. If you feel that all is well, then you are likely suffering from a lack of clarity. For most leaders, internal rest is a function of blindness.