When we wander too far from the basics, it’s easy to get trapped in a never-ending cycle of bigger, better, and faster. Bigger, better, and faster may be nice — even necessary — but they can also be draining. Discouragement sets in when we realize we’ve lost sight of what’s really important.
Every leader needs to know what the basics are that provide for growth and effectiveness and then return to them periodically. It’s also one of the best gifts we can give those we lead.