I love this video by Monty Python, I think its a great example of what can happen when we lack focus.
I always say, “if we don’t know what success looks like how can we achieve it”. Its also true that if you don’t know where you’re going, it’s unlikely that you will ever get there.
Maybe we will never be able to run the 100m in under 10 seconds like Usain Bolt, but if we want to achieve our personal best, then we need to be focused and have sense of direction, and that is true for everything that we do!
Without that then we will just wander aimlessly, and who know’s where we will end up.
I can’t tell you have many departments or projects I have seen that have lacked direction, or even worse were running in the wrong direction.
As Leaders we need to provide the direction and focus to ensure our teams achieve their full potential.