Permission to Pause

permission to pause
“I hereby give you permission to pause – for whatever reason, whenever you feel like it, as often as you like.” ` Rob Poynton

This week my focus has been on crisis leadership around Covid-19 response, focussing on leadership behaviours. Yesterday’s post: “Who do you call before making a tough decision?” contained my instinctive offer to give space to leaders to sound out their thinking with me before making the often tough decisions needed at this time.

Yesterday I also received an email from the brilliant Robert Poynton, entitled “Permission Granted“. I particularly love the graphic above.

For leaders needing to make a decision at this or any other time, consider taking a pause before deciding. In that pause, again I encourage you to speak with someone independent who you can sound out your thoughts with and who comes with one sole agenda, to support you.


Also published on Medium.