Problems don’t go away on their own.

Not the kind that eat away until they’re dealt with properly.

You can pretend they’re not there, ignore them, drown them out with busy-ness and sing the la-la-la’s.

While you weren’t looking … boo! … still there … still eating, still growing.

What do we do about the boogeyman?

Turn the light on, look it in the eye, work it, spin it around, consult your team, put the time in, brainstorm, talk it through, ask for help, offer some options, test the waters, wrestle it down.

In other words, face up and deal with it.

Skippy Strategy: Anytime you’re trying not to talk about something, you know that’s the thing you need to talk about. Call the meeting.

Focus Foundations