The Turtle that kept my husband and son waiting while crossing the road .at the Mojave Desert

The tortoise that kept my husband and son waiting while crossing the road at the Mojave Desert

Soundview Executive Book Summaries editor Sarah Dayton, in a recent blog post, provides four principles of waiting. Ms. Dayton turns to the work of several authors to glean advice on why “we should slow down the pace, and actually improve our success in the process.” Here are the principles (directly quoted) and the works from which they were drawn:

  1. Reconnect with Your Vision – In Success Intelligence, Robert Holden recommends that we stop, taking a few minutes off from the busyness to reconnect with our vision, wisdom and purpose.
  2. Step Back to Gain Clarity – In The Pause Principle, Kevin Cashman asserts that leaders must pause in order to gain clarity.
  3. Know How to Manage Time – In Wait, Frank Partnoy introduces the idea of structured procrastination.
  4. Take time to Think and Reflect – In Consider, Patrick Forrester talks about “think time.”
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