The vision is strong, understandable, possible with the help of a following wind, and promises the kind of change that inspires a get-it-done attitude and going-beyond levels of performance. The project has been broken into soluble parts and handed to specific people who have the skills and the motivation to get the job done.
The sense of order and planning and possibility is palpable. A great feeling in the room.
We can do this!
Back at desks … the email pings, the phone calls, the spreadsheets and reports and meetings and business as usual wrap around ankles as reality hits.
We could do this, but there’s so much else to do. Maybe it can wait.
Project versus day-to-day? Project loses.
The trick is to make it into the day-to-day. Take initiative on Tuesday, weave it in on Wednesday, this thing on Thursday.
Skippy strategy: Make projects part of the day-to-day.
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