Leadership lessons from a blizzard: slow down or do nothing.

The recent blizzard in Washington, DC left behind 20"+ of snow over 36 hours. During this period of time, residents were faced with commutes on icy roads; partially plowed streets; digging out snow-covered sidewalks and cars; and spending time with family or friends.

It is hard to keep up with the clearing of snow when it is coming down around the clock. When faced with this kind of situation, the best move is often to slow down or do nothing.

Slow down or do nothing? 

Yes. Take it easy until the timing is right for you to take action--and to make an impact.