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Small Acts of Leadership by G. Shawn Hunter

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Chapter 12 Take a Break

We’ve learned a lot and come a long way in this book. In our work to commit constantly to small acts of intentional and incremental leadership behavior, we may overlook a seemingly small act that can reap huge benefits—taking a break.

Hitting the pause button can help us gain a new perspective, refresh our creative energy, relate better to our team members, and spur innovation. While this may be a small act, it’s not always easy. We get used to the paths we take day after day, which often lead to comfortable ruts in our personal and professional lives, and intentionally breaking that pattern can be difficult but rewarding.

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