Effective leadership requires that we have a clear picture of success. Every morning we’re faced with a myriad of things to do, each one competing for our attention. When we have a ton of things on our to do list, we very quickly loose perspective. And without perspective leaders quickly become ineffective. Unless leaders have a clear picture of success, they have no way of deciding between one task and the next. Without a clear focus, our to do lists overwhelm us, creating a passive response to life and knee-jerk reactions to everyday events.
A clear picture of success and big picture goals help leaders maintain their perspective, keeping their focus on doing the right things, rising above the distraction of the everyday events. Our big picture of success, keeps the focus on what our life is about and what we want it to be. To help shape your vision of success, consider the following questions…..
•What is the “it” that you want? What is the it: Spiritually, Financially, Physically, Family, Mentally, Socially and in your Work?
•What will it look like when you have it?
•What will you be doing behaviorally when you have it?
•Who are you doing it with?
•Where will you be doing it?
•How will your life be different from the way it is now when you have it?
•What aspects of your life do you have to overcome or change in order to get it?
•What must you do to have it?