Leadership is about hacking, but not the kind you think

“It is not daily increase but daily decrease, hack away the unessential. The closer to the source, the less wastage there is.

Bruce Lee

We often think about leadership as growing, adding, and expanding. But, to get there, we have first to cut out what isn’t necessary for us and our teams.

The 80/20 rule, also known as the Pareto Principle, is the concept in business and economics that roughly 80% of effects come from 20% of causes. If 20% of what we do is producing 80% of our results, a leaders, we have to hack away at the 80% of activity that is underperforming.

Leadership is about hacking. Let’s get to work.