What the heck does that mean anyway?

In general I think it is safe to say that the pace of work has increased dramatically.  It seems as though the answer to everything is speed.  Wyatt Earp is credited with saying something like “Fast is fine… but accuracy is everything”. Very important in his business and maybe yours.  Do you ever get the feeling that we are moving faster in the wrong direction.

Face Forward: We seem to think that doing more of the things that aren’t working will somehow help.  Now would be a good time to step back and look at where we are and look forward to where we want to go.  Then determine how to actually get there.  The primary problem here is “stepping back” part.  Who has time, we are all too busy climbing a ladder leaning against the wrong wall.

Focus the Firm: If we are going to work smarter not harder, it seems like we should stop and decide which approaches truly are smarter.  To “be smart” shouldn’t we focus on the few things that would produce better results.

Fight the Fear: In my opinion, some leaders simply fail to let go of the past.  There is a fear of not doing what we have always done while we continue to add more to what we are already doing.  After awhile it is all just becomes “noise”.  If everything is important then nothing is important.

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