Leadership is an activity. You know it’s not a spectator sport but a call to action. Yet, many leaders I coach are too busy – pulled here and there by the sheer breadth of their responsibilities. They tell me they are responsive, yet exhausted by it all. With large portfolios and many stakeholders you can find yourself responding, responding, and responding. That’s not leadership – that’s following. Leadership means initiating. Starting. Intervening in the system. A leader stirs things up. A leader doesn’t wait for a signal to decide it’s time to move forward.