Tuesday, December 22, 2009


It's been a while since I've posted to this blog. The end of the semester, the holidays, other demands...they have a way of crowding out other important things. So here's a question: Leaders have multiple competing demands, fires to put out, people in their faces. How do good leaders separate out the important from the urgent? Something may be urgent in the moment, but not important in the larger scheme of things. Particularly in social work, where we are underfunded, understaffed, and dealing with constant crises, how do we continue to work on important long term projects and issues?

New year's resolution--before I jump to do something, I will ask "Is this an important request, or simply an urgent one?"

Happy holidays all. Peace and joy.

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