Someone once advised me to live life as an arrow, not a target. In your managing, do you have a clear sense of where you and your team are going? Having a destination in mind allows you to focus and align your and your team’s energy in a common direction.
Goals help you do this, but it takes more than goals. You have to address the journey that will get you to your goals. The journey is comprised of plans, communication, resources, course changes, collaboration and periodic reassessment.
Take a moment to answer the question “Where are you going?” Is your answer a clear one? Would your team offer the same answer? The next question is “What are you doing to get there?” Is the path to your destination laid out clearly, with buy-in from your team?
“If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable.” – Seneca
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