Success Thought of the Day – 3/22/21
“Are you working in the system or on the system?” That was one of the best questions a team member asked me several years ago.
As a leader, it is easy to get our hands into everything, as we want to help others be successful, drive results and pursue the organization’s purpose. However, there is a difference between the individual, in the moment efforts, and operating systems.
I liken it to a glass of water spilling on a table; if it happens once or twice, it is acceptable to grab a towel and clear it up. However, if this will be a repeated act, you need to address the real need, fix the spill’s cause, or install a “system” of trenches to catch and dispose of the water.
Give some thought to the systems you have stewardship responsibility for and make them better.