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Have you ever been on or considered a leadership immersion “expedition”?

SmartPulse — our weekly nonscientific reader poll in SmartBrief on Leadership — tracks feedback from more than 190,000 business leaders. We run the poll question each week in our e-newsletter.

Last week, we asked: Have you ever been on or considered a leadership immersion “expedition”?

  • I’ve been on one or more such programs: 13.36%
  • I’ve never been on one but would like to: 19.59%
  • I don’t have any interest in such programs: 9.45%
  • I’m not familiar with programs like that: 57.6%

Immersing yourself in leadership. Sometimes getting away from everything gives us an opportunity to refocus, reflect and grow. Too often daily distractions and pressures prevent us from dedicating the time required to grow as leaders and professionals. Taking time away and immersing yourself in a leadership expedition can be a great way to unplug, reflect and think about where you’re headed as a leader. You invest plenty of time, energy and money into developing your team. Occasionally you should think about doing the same for yourself.

Mike Figliuolo is managing director of thoughtLEADERS and author of “One Piece of Paper: The Simple Approach to Powerful, Personal Leadership.”