Have you ever followed a leader who had no clear vision? The plans they laid had no objectives and you couldn’t tell if you hit them or not? This is one of the consequences of not creating clear leadership objectives.
Whether in a positional leadership role, a family leadership role, or personal leadership role, creating leadership objectives is crucial to your success. Why? It defines what needs to be accomplished. This allows you to see whether or not you’re making progress.
When we begin to lay out a foundation for our leadership objectives, a map begins to form. We’re able to see the next step we need to take to advance forward. We’re also able to choose which leadership objective we’ll attempt next.
Think of leadership objectives as the big X on a treasure map. They’re where we want to go! Read more...
The 20 mile march is all about taking consistent action so we can reach a specific goal. For Roald Amundsen it was trudging 20 miles every day until he and his team reached the South Pole. For you it may be completing your book manuscript. Helping your team reach record sales. Or getting into shape.
But what happens once you reach the finish line of your 20 mile march? What happens then?
It’s a great question to ask yourself. You need to have an idea of what you’ll do after accomplishing your current goal.
I have a few suggestions on what to do after completing the journey of the 20 mile march:
Take A Break: It takes a lot of work to go 20 miles every day. Day after day. You’ve exerted a lot of effort to get to the end. There needs to be a time of rest. Read more...
You have a vision, a goal. You want to accomplish it. More than that, you need to accomplish it.
Every time you start your journey, you get hit by a setback. You need to move forward but you do not know how.
You need a 20 mile march in your life.
This is a term I first heard coined by Jim Collins, the author of Good To Great and Great By Choice.
In Great By Choice, Collins refers to the adventure Roald Amundsen and Robert Falcon Scott set out upon. The adventure was to be the first person to reach the South Pole.
Both, Amundsen and Scott, set out at the same time. Only one group of explorers returned.
Robert Falcon Scott was said to have let the weather decide when they should move. Some days they would push great distances, others they would not move at all. In the end, it is believed that this is what caused the death of his whole expedition team. Read more...