IT’S JANUARY, TIME TO RENEW PERSONAL RESOLUTIONS and set new organizational benchmarks. This is a good thing. However, as results-oriented leaders, we too often emphasize the action of strategizing and don’t focus enough attention on taking a “time out” to see the bigger picture.
This year, as you step back for reflection, ponder this: What will allow new perspectives and innovative ideas to emerge in your organization? Are you and your organization managing what is, or leading by going beyond what is? Or, are you running on a familiar track, moving faster and faster, but losing energy and losing ground in your pursuit of performance?