We are so busy doing what we do that we don’t take enough time to assess where we are now — and where we want to go in the future. It becomes the leader’s job to discipline self and team to slow things down a bit and take stock.
Here are things leaders can do to focus themselves and their teams on the challenges of the moment as well as the opportunities of tomorrow.
- Think deeply. Make time to think about what it happening around you.
- Communicate clearly. People are looking for direction.
- Provoke action. Mobilizing others for common cause is a leader’s chief responsibility.
Thinking, communicating and provoking: Three simple words that can help you channel your leadership energies.
Note: This video was inspired by a book jacket endorsement quote by author/historian S.C. Gwynne in praise of the book “Tribe,” by Sebastian Junger.