How many times are you called back home when you are wanting to lead and do more than just solve the problems of the day. You have strategy and goals that you must do to advance your career and objectives, but are constantly hijacked and derailed by expectations that you are the "only" one who can get it something resolved shortly. Is this a curse that we bear? Self imposed or historically grown?
It comes back to saying no, but the issue is that you can't say No to a Yes that you created a solution around previously can you? I consistently have the problem of building solutions that can't be maintained by one individual and to knowledge transfer the moving parts and rational is near impossible. Most times it returns and I am putting other matters aside to tend to another one of my inventory items.
One of a kind. If there was another me we could tag team. If there was a junior me, even better. I would mentor and train them up with my creations. I've tried and it seems that everyone that has been hired are specialized and narrow in enterprise aptitude. My challenge to organizations is to intentionally hire some Orbitals into the mix to augment the specialized work being done by the majority.
If going on hiatus means heading back to where I started with no forward movement path, I might consider vacationing instead of going out on the front lines.
For much too long standards and formalities, while inherently positive in themselves, have hindered the true value of passion, creativity, and innovation. Hopefully through the topics presented new ideas and ways to change the culture and world around you will jump off of the pages reinvigorating you to take action and lead.