Lazy leadership is not about appearing to be busy or delegating. Neither is it about making decisions for people or thinking mistakes are a bad thing. Instead, it’s about taking accountability, leading by example and trusting the team you’ve built.
Lazy leadership is authentic leadership and being a role model for those in and around your team. What’s more, lazy leadership is about creating a balanced work-life relationship and supporting others to do the same.
About the Lazy Leader
My name is Martin, and it's a pleasure to meet you!
My goal for the Lazy Leader is to help you appreciate the leadership capabilities you must learn and put into practice to create high-performance teams. Our writers manage teams, deliver meaningful change, and lead from the front. We focus on personal development and growing new leaders.
Progress isn't made by early risers. It's made by lazy [people] trying to find easier ways to do something – Robert Heinlein
Facts about me:
- I am an engineer, IT professional, and have qualifications in electronics, engineering and business administration.
- I’ve worked in many sectors—public, private, research, services, outsourcing, transportation, local government—and have managed multi-million Pound budgets with teams of 40 or more employees.
- I’m an introvert, I love people, but also love to spend time alone.
- Not only that, I quit full-time employment and now spend most of my time between the Lazy Leader, a new start-up business, offering consulting services, and most importantly, time with my wonderful wife.
Your guide to leadership and the pursuit of productive laziness
Let’s be clear, lazy leaders are neither work-shy nor indolent. Indeed, they work tirelessly to reduce the unnecessary and do not try to do everybody else’s work. Moreover, lazy leaders have the nerve and the mental clarity for difficult decisions and seek creativity over efficiency.
This is what we mean by productive laziness; this is what it means to be a lazy leader.
I choose a lazy person to do a hard job. Because a lazy person will find an easy way to do it. – Frank Bunker Gilbreth, often attributed to Bill Gates or Walter Chrysler
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