Golf is a great metaphor. When things go right, it’s a great game! When things go badly, well… I’ve watched myself and others try all kinds of mid-game corrections – strengthen your grip, change the ball position, stand more upright, etc. The secret however, isn’t to find a quick remedy for the problem, the secret is to go back to the basics. You’re likely just doing one thing wrong!
In your organization, what happens when something is not working: do you look for a quick-fix or do you remind yourself of what has worked before and assess what you might have forgotten? Does your attitude change if you start with re-examining the basics? What does that do for your results?