After writing yesterday’s post about my backpacking checklist, I thought about the criteria I use to decide what equipment will go on the trip and what will stay behind. Weight is critical, but safety and comfort are also important.
One of our biggest challenges in leadership is slowing down enough to identify clear criteria for making a decision.
In the absence of clear criteria, we are more likely to focus on the urgent instead of the important. That translates into spending time treating symptoms instead of investing in solving problems.
What does success look, sound, and feel like?
How will we know that we got it right?
Let’s apply this to one area – developing others.
As you plan a training program, coaching cycle, or even informal feedback, do you have clear criteria for what successful growth looks like? If not, how do you make decisions about how much to spend, how long to sustain, or what comes next?
Do good and be well,