Productivity stagnation is one of the great mysteries of the recent US economy. Despite more technology, productivity is still stubbornly low. Economists may debate the reasons, but there is no doubt that at an organizational level, leaders themselves are a key piece of the productivity puzzle. Leaders that allow themselves to simply be busy, rather than productive, are putting an unnecessary brake on the potential of their organizations. Any fool can be busy. The best leaders will take steps to continually boost their own productivity and make sure they are not the limiting factor.