Posts tagged margin
The Season of The Firehose: Managing Margin by Asking for Room

Unfortunately, people don’t perform very well for very long at their limit; they burn up or burn out and you’ll find yourself more overwhelmed than before. Counterintuitively, the secret to exceptional performance and persistence is margin, and margin exists only when people are functioning below their absolute maximum capacity. If you want to get the most out of your team, you may need to recalibrate your concept of what it means to be “fully engaged” to include a little room.

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The Season of the Firehose (Part 1): Fostering Innovation When Life is Too Full

Lately, I’ve been struggling to fit my life into my life; there’s too much of it, and too little of me… In the Season of the Fire Hose, life is too full, and the fire in people diminishes because they don’t have room to breathe. They find themselves gasping for air in the wash of everything they have to do and they’re desperately in need of something called “margin”.

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