Whether it’s personal or business goals you’re chasing, the process of getting sh** done is the same. Like everything I do, the process to reach your goals is really simple. It goes something like this…
Communicate. Keep Score. Govern. Celebrate.
Let me explain:
- Communicate. If no one knows what the plan is, then no one will know what to do. If you set personal goals, tell someone. They may tell you that your goals are “stupid.” If they do, find someone that will support you to reach your goals. For business, if your team does not know where you want to go, they will do what they think is best. If you have 100 people that don’t know where you want them to go, you will have 100 versions of good (and chaos and confusion). Tell people what you want and what the plan is to get there!
- Keep score. Humans love keeping score. Just try going to a basketball game where the score-clock is broken and no one knows what the score is. Even the players on the court will lose interest.
- Govern. With personal and business goals, you, the leader, need to regularly review progress in order to see how the plan is going. Critical to success is reviewing how you are doing.
- Celebrate. In the world of F1 Racing, members of the Pitt Crew celebrate after each and every Pitt Stop that one of the team’s two cars make in a race. Each Pitt Stop is on average, about 6-seconds long. And… the team celebrates every time the car pulls out of the Pitt by high-fiving each other. One of the biggest mistakes I see leaders make is not recognizing the success of the team as they execute.
That’s it. It’s not more complicated than that.
Robert Murray is a Vancouver, BC based Business Strategy Consultant, #1 Best Selling Author, and International Keynote Speaker. For further advice, insight and inspiration on how to unlock your inner leader, follow Robert on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook.
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