“The Pause Principle is the conscious, intentional process of stepping back, within ourselves and outside of ourselves, to lead forward with greater authenticity, purpose and contribution. This value-creating methodology allows more examination, higher-order logic, rational analysis, more profound questioning, deeper listening, higher-quality presence, broader perspective, greater openness to diverse thinking and input, and ultimately more impactful, influential, and innovative action.”
The Pause Principle: Step back to Lead Forward by Kevin Cashman
This is one of my favourite books and reading it inspired my Running on empty reflection.
I find that it’s a good book to return to every now and then, especially when I find myself in doing mode – that mode where, if you are not careful, you forget about the people you are doing it all for.
If you haven’t read it, I recommend getting yourself a copy – and adopting the Pause Principle.
Thanks for dropping by, Peter.