In his book, Turning Pro, Steven Pressfield reminds us that professionals avoid distractions. He writes, “The amateur tweets. The pro works.”

Busy WorkFor leaders, distractions abound. Social media, endless emails, laziness, and other time wasters threaten at every turn.

Those words, “The pro works,” challenge me to show up today and contribute.

After a couple of weeks of holiday break, perhaps you are tempted to get back in the swing of things. Translated … be busy and buried in emails and meetings. While both are urgent, they may not qualify as important. Busy does not necessarily mean effective.

As you show up for work today, don’t forget to do some actual work.

Leadership Begins at Home,


What is one thing that can distract a leader?

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