Originally Published June 28th, 2010

Take a vacation this summer; it’s important. Before you leave, delegate your responsibilities, especially your projects, with the unspoken intention of not taking all that work back. When you return, say something simple and affirming like, “You’re doing a good job on that item; just keep it up for a while.” I believe high-impact leaders should shed 15% of their job every year using this technique.


What will you do with 15% more leadership bandwidth? What thinking will you start doing, what new initiatives will you have time to seriously consider, what new impacts will you and your organization create? Now, what work are you going to give away permanently using your vacation as the vehicle?

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