Life and work are this strange balance of preparing for the future while at the same time recognizing that no matter how much you prepare, shit is inevitably going to hit the fan.
So, good leaders don’t just focus on long-term strategies, philosophies and frameworks to build a “fire-proof” company but they also rely on tactics like extinguishers to quickly put a fire out the moment they smell smoke.
At LEON, we call these fire-extinguishers our Playbook Activities. They are tired-and-true tactics that can be implemented immediately, the moment something like burnout is beginning to give off the faint smell of smoke.
However, unlike the life-hacky shit you might find in Entrepreneur Magazine’s contributor column, everything we recommend has been tested, and sports the data to show the effectiveness of implementing such tactics.
For example, it’s not just…
“Have your employees move to 4 day work because it lowers stress.”
“Have your inbound sales team move to a 4 day work week, for a period of 60 days, because 77% of SaaS sales teams have found that it reduces burnout by over 58%”
So, in closing, Playbook Activities are what you and your team can do to lower burnout, improve mental health, increase camaraderie and ultimately strengthen individual grit and resilience.
They are your fire extinguisher. You notice some smoke coming from the waste bin in the breakroom. You give it a quick spritz before it burns the whole goddamn place down.