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How Leaders Can Beat the Busyness Trap

Transition From Being Overwhelmed to Empowerment By Delegating, Inspiring, and Leading with Impact

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Have you ever noticed those individuals who constantly brag about how busy they are? They wear it like a badge of honor, whether it's being swamped with emails or drowning in various tasks. However, this constant busyness may not be a sign of effective leadership or importance. In fact, it could indicate poor time management, delegation skills, or even micromanagement. Sylvia Metayer is the former CEO of Corporate Worldwide Services at Sodexo. Sodexo is a sustainable food services company with over 422,000 employees around the world and Sylvia led most of them so you can imagine how busy she was!

However, as she came to realize, being busy all the time wasn’t always a good thing since there’s a big difference between motion vs progress. As a leader Sylvia’s goal wasn’t just to be in motion but to make forward progress. She believes that true leadership lies in guiding people towards a goal and letting them believe they are the ones responsible for the achievement. As the ancient proverb from The Art of War suggests, the best leader is the one whose work is done, and people can proudly say, "We did it ourselves."

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