Thursday, January 14, 2010
It's certainly not because I've lost any of my passion for blogging... I still love writing about leadership and leadership development.
Fortunately, it's nothing serious. When I hear about some of the personal challenges others are facing, I count my blessing every day that my family and I are healthy and happy.
It's just that, well, I've just been busy. Way busy. It's one of those spikes in activity, which is probably typical for this time of year.
Here are the top 6 things that are getting in the way of my blogging:
1. Succession planning and leadership development.
Ironic, huh? My day job gets all consuming this time of year. We start our formal succession planning this time of year. There's VP meetings, talent reviews, IDPs, program design, yada, yada, yada... I'm in the epicenter of all the stuff I love to write about with little time and energy left to write about it. On a bad day, I'll get frustrated and wonder "what's the point"? On a good day, I feel like I'm in a zone, with a major buzz of accomplishment.
There's the rest of our work too, which all seems to be spiking at once. I'm lucky to lead an awesome team that never complains and always steps up to the plate.
Lot's of work and personal travel coming up, which tends to compress everything else. These days, like everyone else, I really hate air travel. Every time I fly I swear I'll never do it again.
3. Playoff football.
Given that I do much of my writing on weekends, a 2-a-day playoff football regimen consumes much of my free time. I love the match-ups this weekend!
4. Family and friends.
The holidays were great, and spilling into January with birthdays, college breaks, and other fun stuff. It's all good, just busy.
5. I'm dieting.
That's not really an excuse, but it just makes me cranky. I feel like a damn rabbit these days with all of the vegetables. I'm craving an order of hot wings, extra blue cheese, and a slice of chocolate cake.
6. American Idol.
Yes, we're Idol junkies. I'm actually going to miss Paula.
As I read these over, it's a pretty weak list of excuses. I promise, I'll have something for you soon. Or better yet, does anyone have an excuse I can borrow?