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Go Fishing and Become A Better Leader

April 4, 2013

Daily Read – Go Fishing and Become A Better Leader

So you love to grab a rod and spend you day on the river or try every new roller coaster at the amusements parks during the summer with your kids? Having a hobby outside of the office can actually help you be a better leader in the office. Wonder how? Check out these four points then grab your bike and hit the trails for a much needed booster on your leadership skills!

  1. Decision-making. When you’ve had some time away from the office, you return with a fresh perspective and a renewed ability to focus and make the best decisions. Being active in a hobby helps you clear your mind of the details that can bog you down and cloud your mind.
  2. Systematic thinking. Hobbies require systems, which train your mind to think that way in business. Even something as simple as a reading hobby requires planning the time read, having books on hand, and making notes to remember passages or book themes.
  3. Creativity. Finding something you love that allows you to relax and focus on something other than work is going to keep your brain occupied with new ideas. A hobby could be just the thing a leader needs to begin thinking about a vexing problem in a different way.
  4. Confidence. Whether you’ve conquered a tough mountain on skis, run a marathon, or finally read War and Peace, hobby milestones can give you a sense of accomplishment and confidence that carries over into the office.

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