When the important decisions come to your desk —they don’t care if you’re afraid, exhausted, or even if you didn’t do your homework—the choices you make daily do matter? They determine your future success? Just like if I chose to over eat today – then I will gain weight tomorrow? Your choices do matter…on your outcomes.
Do you give in to people who are too pushy? Do you ever overlook bad performance by employees you like? Do you give up pushing folks to obtain a higher level of operation because it becomes too difficult? Or maybe your people don’t really support or agree with your future direction so you give up to settle for what the group is comfortable handling. Is this leading?
Do you let bad news or minor set-backs take the wind out of your sails? In the long run, you can actually only control only a small portion of what happens in the workplace. However, you are always free to choose either good or bad choices.
Successful leaders are not “more visionary” or better at taking bigger risks. They tend to be more practical and disciplined in their leadership style, always relying on data driven decisions. These leaders usually prefer modest gains and will not be influenced by risky untested over-the-top winners.
They called this type of improvement the “Kaizen Principle.” Kaizen (改善?), is Japanese for “improvement”, or “change for the better” refers to philosophy or practices that focus upon continuous improvement of processes in manufacturing, engineering, game development, and business management (source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaizen )
Most successful leaders manage to balance the amount of “innovation” or change —they insist on introducing change gradually while testing the data and market performance. They’re not afraid to move quickly to capitalize on a project or direction that shows a greater return on investment. They can spot opportunities clearly and will capitalize on them.
These are difficult days in leading any organization. What else would you recommend that actually works in leading others to success in tough times? It all starts with little choices and not big bullets. Little things matter to gifted leaders.
How “little” can you focus? Running to Win…GTR