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Friday, August 24, 2012

Overrunning Your Vision?

There are functionaries who exist to hold a position.

There are leaders who work to fulfill a vision.

As a team matures, the difficult will be done immediately, the impossible may take a little longer.

What happens when you overrun your vision? How do you recover?

What causes overrunning your vision?

Not succeeding?

I wish I didn’t know now what I didn’t know then.

Success is a minute. Failure is the focus and grind leading to success.

Most of us spend the majority of our time not being successful. How you handle that is up to you.

After Einstein’s Wonderful Year, he spent the next 50 years trying to rationalize the four forces. He worked the problem hard and long, dying before completing the solution.

As Coach Lombardi said, “The Packers never lose, sometimes the clock runs out.”

How do you get your vision back?

Go back to core principles. What do you stand for? How will that apply now?

I listened to a very capable senior executive explain how successfully building a mature team that took his company out of a death spiral resulted in losing support from his organization. Twice, two different organizations. The new lesson? – Never Again.

Once we settled that, he was ready to mount up. There will always be new ways to fail.

My golf buddy, Tommy Jackson schooled me many years ago, “We look really good in between getting knocked on our butts.”

It sure is quiet in here! Must be August. Comments? Wake Up!