November 19, 2023

Only shot


Is there ever a lot to do.

The day to day drudge, the fighting of fires, the slippage of suppliers, the irritation of innovation, the curses and courting of customers. All the tactical stuff that crowds every meeting, catches you in email and causes the days to be too shor-aaarghh-t.

It’s tough to take time to talk the truly important talk. To sit and soak in strategy. To lift our eyes to the line of the horizon and plot our path.

In a steady state business maybe it’s ok to work an endless treadmill. Maybe.

For the rest of us, taking time away from knotty problems and spinning plates is the only shot we have at making progress. Defining the agenda and setting a course – where we want to go and how we want to get there and stay ahead of the game.

Skippy strategy: One day – eyes on the horizon.