It’s right there. In front of you. That thing you’re trying to avoid. Right there.
Every day you skirt around, every time you don’t deal with it properly, you deal with it anyway. It causes problems and work-arounds and conversations and difficulties.
When you face up to the issues and actually deal with it properly: no more skirting around the edges, no more avoiding eye contact with that elephant sitting in the corner. It’s done.
A rule of thumb: when your team spends more time talking about (or avoiding talking about) one issue more than anything else, it’s time to stop.
Put it in the middle of the picture and work out what to do about it.
Skippy strategy: Is there some thing or some body that’s sucking energy from forward motion? How can you take it out of the equation? Walk the walk.
First published 23rd March 2015.
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