A study by the Management Research Group showed that 97% of CEOs said that the key to their organization’s success was “long-term strategic thinking”.
In a different survey, 96% of CEOs said that “they don’t have time for strategic thinking”.
Clearly, something is lacking. Dorie Clark unpacks it in this excellent TEDx talk from 2021:
So how to solve it? Make time for it, literally.
Most people wait for some space to magically open up on their calendars, and that space just never stays open. Instead, block it out and make it happen yourself.
You can use calendar containers or other methods to keep your time free, but one way or another you need to just make sure you secure some space for this kind of work. It can be “magic time“, like Jen Waldman suggests, or just normal “clarity breaks” as I’ve shared on here before.
If you need to find more time for something to happen, make the time intentional or you may never get around to it.
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