You are good at what you do. You have been successful. That success creates opportunities to grow and develop. You may even get promoted. You may be running that business or acquire a new one. You have a knack for getting stuff done.
As you move up in organizations, an interesting thing happens. The work begins to shift. You used to be closer to the work. You used to do the tasks at hand.
Now you have a team. They do some of the tasks.
And the organization, the team, the business will require something more.
More time spent on thinking about larger things.
In other words: BPTT.
Big Picture Thinking Time.
BPTT slows you down from the hectic pace of reacting.
BPTT allows you to develop the overall direction and goals of the business.
BPTT reflects on your style, your team, and what they need most from you.
But BPTT doesn’t come naturally.
We got used to doing tasks or getting it done.
We were successful and liked the connection with the actual work.
We get stressed, and default back to doing the tasks.
Leaders need BPTT.
BPTT may feel awkward at first. And you may feel guilty for taking time to yourself.
You are worth it, and BPTT is not a waste.
BPTT is where big ideas come from.
You need BPTT, and so does your team, your organization, and your business.
But if you wait until there is time for BPTT it will not happen.
BPTT should be on the calendar so it can be planned with, not around.
Schedule an appointment with yourself for some BPTT.
We all want to hear the amazing things you do as a result.
4 thoughts on “BPTT”
Boy could I use some! I tried scheduling it into my calendar but didn’t call it BPTT, and I often let it slip away. Maybe I’ll try naming it, and see if I can stick to it! Thanks, Carl, you are prescient as always!
Honoring time for ourselves is one of the hardest things to do. Let me know when you schedule your BPTT.
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