By Alison Maxwell
I donâ€™t know if you have come across Richard Feynman â€“ the chances are if you have you will be a fan. Heâ€™s credited as one of the 20thÂ centuryâ€™s most brilliant physicist and original thinkers winning the Nobel Prize for all but rebuilding the theory of quantum electrodynamics …. we are not talking an intellectual slouch here! Most people first learned of him when he proved â€“ live on TV – how the space shuttle ChallengerÂ met its untimely end. HoweverÂ you might not know he also studied Maya hieroglyphs, was a prankster, juggler, safecracker, bongo player, and was a proud amateur painter. The Guardian simply described him as â€˜probably the coolest scientist who ever livedâ€™. A genuinely engaging and inspiring leader.
When asked for advice from his students he would always reply â€œDonâ€™t you have you got time to think?â€ and encourage them to carve out some time for themselves. Still a great question for leaders trapped in the constant busy-nessÂ of the day-to-day.
So … have you got enough time to think? What is stopping you putting more time aside for some quality thinking time?Tags: leadership
This post was written by Lee Morris