Archive for April, 2011
Leading an organization takes tremendous resilience, patience, and coping skills. How many crises do you address every day? How many requests for your time distract you from achieving your real goals and handling your primary responsibilities? How often do people in your organization ask you to do things that they should be doing?
Meanwhile, you probably face unprecedented pressures. Markets are changing more quickly. Customers demand more, and forgive less. Employees feel less loyalty. Competitors announce new breakthroughs in rapid time.
In this environment, it becomes enormously difficult to keep track of the few things that really matter: vision, mission, values, performance, relationships, and how to become more effective. If you are not careful, you can lose perspective and become scattered, when you really need to be grounded—focused, calm, resilient, and powerful.