It’s a marathon that requires speed, yes, but also, stamina.

Who are the people that charge you?  How can you be sure to get time with them?

Who are the people that drain you?  How can you reduce that time or refuel from it?

What are the activities that feed and sustain you?  How can you block time for those things and make that time as non-negotiable as possible?

Which times of the year on your calendar are the most frenetic, the most time-crunched, the most challenging with the highest expectations?  Are you forecasting?  How can you proactively boost your reserves going in?  And how can you replenish them on the other side?

Do you reserve strategic thinking time for yourself to take an aerial view?

Is your EA fully leveraged?  And do you have a Chief of Staff or deputy?  If you don’t, are you grooming someone to be your right hand?  Do your EA and COS work together to prioritize, regulate, and monitor your calendar?

Optimum leadership performance is created.

By you.


For more on working with me directly to step into your own Magnificent Leadership®, you can reach me at:  My next openings are in late November.

Sarah Levitt is a trusted guide to the c-suite who works with CEOs, senior executives slated for promotion at leading organizations, and senior leadership teams.  She is the author of the book Magnificent Leadership, creator of The Making Magnificence Project®, and consults and speaks to a broad range of clients, including Harvard Kennedy School of Government, BASF Corporation, Ultimate Software, and American Bankers Association.  She is also a coach in the elite Executive MBA program at UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School.