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Bon Voyage

July 29th, 2014  | 

Published in Strategic Planning, Uncategorized

You’re the captain of your ship.

What shape is it in?

Is everyone in your organization doing what’s expected or do employees blame each other for missed deadlines, broken promises and botched assignments?

There’s an African proverb that says, “I take no joy that the hole is in your end of the boat.”

Every organization – no matter how successful – has problems that need fixing.

Are people in your organization working together to fix problems or pointing fingers and taking joy that the hole is not in their department?

Plenty of dysfunctional companies manage to be successful.

Is everyone in your boat unified around your mission, vision, and values? Clarity creates confidence.

How much more successful can you be if everyone is crystal clear about what’s expected of them to achieve the success you say you want?

About the Author: Greg Bustin advises leaders of some of the world’s most admired companies, and he’s dedicated a career to working with CEOs and the leadership teams of hundreds of companies in a range of industries. He’s facilitated more than 200 strategic planning sessions, and he’s delivered more than 500 keynotes and workshops on five continents. His fifth leadership book—How Leaders Decide: A Timeless Guide to Making Tough Choices—examines 52 of history’s greatest triumphs and tragedies and debuted in April as the #1 new historical reference book on Amazon.

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