Business leaders who do too much are often generous with their time. We promise so much, that it is impossible to fit it all into a 12 hour day.

As a result, we end up giving a lot less.

I would give so much of myself that I would end up angry, disappointed, and in some cases a failure in other people eyes. Whilst I was well-intentioned – it was impossible to meet the standards I had set for myself and others.

As a business leader, you must not hide behind your promises to avoid showing what you do not have.

When you take control of your diary and stop focusing on pleasing everyone you can start to serve those who truly need your leadership.

Otherwise, you put the true meaning into the phrase “nice guys come last”