Professional race car drivers have their eyes well down the track in anticipation and readiness. So do the very best equestrians who immediately upon completing one jump will be looking at the next jump even though it’s not where their horse is currently headed. And, of course, the quote attributed to Wayne Gretzky is that he skates where the puck will be, not where it is.
The same is true of senior leaders — you need to be focused largely on where you are taking your company. If you’re consuming your time on today’s needs and challenges, you need to change your perspective, use of time, and skills. Those are three important competencies I work with senior leaders to improve. You have managers and skilled talent to execute operating plans and handle problems; your focus needs to be on where your enterprise is heading, the obstacles to get there, and how the organization will need to adapt.
On a scale of 1-10, where 10 means full attention to the organization’s strategic destination, how would you rate yourself? What do you need to do to improve your future focus?
Copyright 2017 Bob Legge
Bob Legge has an unmatched ability to help clients achieve competitive advantage, leaving competitors in their dust. He has worked with companies across industries and geographies to align critical elements, dominate their markets, and achieve dramatic results, such as 600% revenue increase in three years. Personally, he enjoys sailing where both his strategic abilities and tactical skills help him see interesting places while having a fabulous time with friends and family. .
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