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Every entrepreneur knows that life moves in cycles. Including how busy you are. Change anything in your organization and you could be throwing yourself into a period of long hours. Trust me, I know. We just hired a new management team and have had 3 weeks of intense over-site.

A key to successful leadership however, is not accepting “crazy busy” as a permanent state of being. If that’s the case, you’ve stopped leading and you’re simply doing.

A measure of a successful business is the ability of any one member, including the leader, to walk away for a period without the business floundering.

Today’s tip: do the walk-way test.  Schedule a complete day off in the next week and see what happens. Anything that doesn’t work, needs a management system applied to it.