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Are you juggling more balls than you have time to think about?

By Colin Dworkin, Director of Programmes, Talaspect Talent Development

24 August 2015

Seniority demands many skills. Somewhere near the top of the list is 'juggling' - often with an ever-increasing number of balls coming your way throughout the day from the sidelines. Expert jugglers move many balls in and out of their hands rhythmically and at great speed. Holding any one ball for more than
a moment (or stopping to think about it)
may bring all of the others tumbling down.

It may seem that the role of managing partner demands an equivalent turnaround; perhaps this is what others expect of you. Today's world of 24/7 instantaneous communication creates an expectation of instant decision making and responsiveness. But, many of the balls you juggle do require you to pause: you need to hold at least some of them for more than a moment and to spend time thinking about them.

This is not about procrastination, dithering or unresponsiveness; it'...

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