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“I have all my accidents backing up,” says Tim Briethaupt, a fellow member of CAPS Calgary*. Hearing that comment again has got me thinking about where and on what leaders focus moment by moment. When our eyes are on the rear-view mirror, we are tempted to back up. When our eyes are on the road ahead, we find the best lane and avoid new potholes and other unexpected dangers.

Question:

Day to day, as you lead your organization, how much bandwidth do you spend on the rear view…re-celebrating yesterday’s triumphs, re-struggling through yesterday’s break-downs? Specifically, what will you do this week to ensure your eyes remained focussed on the near future? Who will you enlist to keep you zeroed-in?

*Canadian Association of Professional Speakers

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