A common refrain I’m hearing right now surrounds the notion of “pulling back” or “retreating” as we all navigate uncertain economic waters. My fear is that many leaders are trying to recreate yesterday as a way to ready their organizations for tomorrow. Bluntly, yesterday just won’t work tomorrow; our memories must never be bigger than our dreams.
What “yesterday” are you clinging to, trying to re-create? (Think hard about this. Name it!) Now, what risk are you moving into as this year progresses? How will focussing on a “new tomorrow” change your actions going forward? Your results?