September 15, 2015
Pillars of Growth Every Leader Should Know: Part 1 of 3
In business and in life, true leaders must have the ability to assess the situation, design a plan of attack, and then implement that plan.
Pillar 1: Assess
“The general who wins the battle makes many calculations in his temple ere the battle is fought. The general who loses makes little calculation beforehand. Thus many calculations lead to victory and few lead to defeat.” Sun Tzu, The Art of War
“There is no worse mistake in public leadership than to hold out false hopes soon to be swept away.” Winston Churchill
While seemingly obvious, the beginning of any campaign needs to be an accurate assessment of the situation. One cannot design an appropriate plan without a truthful assessment. Unfortunately, on too many occasions, we have all witnessed poor leadership due to a faulty or delusional view of reality.
As leaders, business owners, and members of our community, we have the responsibility and privilege to conduct assessments that look at the gaps of where we are and where we need to be. But the questions asked and the answers we derive must be based on the reality of what is, not the fantasy of what we want it to be.
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Stay tuned for Pillars 2 and 3 in the future!
Thanks to Guest Blogger, Jeff Miller Consulting Alliance.