“Do you want it right or do you want it on time?” Can things be done correctly and on time?
When an organization has clarity around its goals and is focused, both quality and time can be attainable deliverables.
I know it sounds easier said than done. However, by coaching dozens of executives over the years, I have watched leaders clearly communicate and be focused on their plan and target, which leads to their teams being more focused. When everyone is on the same page, with the same goal in mind, the results are AMAZING!
How does a leader focus?
These three steps can work for a short project or a long-term, large-scale project.
What causes a lack focus?
Think of it this way: Monday mornings can be overwhelming for lots of people. Without a plan, most wander.
A focused leader is much more effective. We like to think our messy desk, our spontaneous schedule and whimsical impulses are healthy and just the way we work. That might be true, but it makes a person very difficult to follow (leaders are followed) and very difficult for you to plan so the team supporting the goal and plan and execute well. Whether it is a matter of discipline, structure or habit, great leaders have a plan which allows the team to understand the clear direction and plan their days and time so that EVERYONE is efficient and executing. THIS is how projects get done correctly, on time. Of course, there are always changes and interruptions – but a good leader will have this accounted for IN THE PLAN. You can do it. The more you do the better you will get! (and if you feel resistant, hopeless, overwhelmed, confused or stuck on how to get going with your plan, I know a coach who would love to support you in developing your strategic plan for success!)
Originally published at synergystrategies.com