Short and simple post from Seth’s Blog, Is everything okay?:
No, everything is not okay. Not in a growing organization. Not if your company is making change happen, or dealing with customers. How could it be? And yet, that’s what so many managers focus on. How to make everything okay.
This is hitting a soft spot with me. Sometimes you need a good swift kick in the arse to get moving and this is as good as any I have seen this year.
So, here is what I am going to do starting as of now (let’s call these semi-New Year Resolutions):
- Stop Complaining – its just wasted energy
- Focus – fire drills seem to be taking way to much of my time. Need to make sure I am putting my energy towards that 20% that will have the biggest impact.
- Deliver – 2009 is going to be a big year, hopefully on multiple fronts. Now is the time to make sure that I am not sitting here at this time next year with a case of the “should haves”
Its tough when things aren’t comfortable but in the long run, we will be better off. So, what about you?