Truths About Leadership Nobody Wants to Hear Part 4
John Spence talks about how lack of focus hurts companies. It’s true, and not just for companies. It’s also true for leaders of companies, leaders within companies, and individual contributors in companies.
To be clear: individual competence and credibility is necessary. But it’s not sufficient to “just” be competent in order to be anything more than a good manager.
And if you want to be a leader, you can’t just pull a vision/focus out of your hat. That’s backwards. Have a vision, then hire or build your team for that…
The Hard Work
Think deeply, honestly, and without reservation about your real strengths, weaknesses, assumptions, and goals. Be willing to commit to what you want, and be willing to change as necessary when confronted with real evidence.
With a nod to James Clear, “6 Truths About Exercise Nobody Wants to Believe” for the inspiration