Sometimes the only way to work out where you are is to stand still and look at the terrain. It might be made of valleys and creeks, more likely it’s made of spreadsheets of revenues and costs and forecasts for income and expenses. It will include lists of people on the team and projects they’re working on.
Given that you spent time getting where you are, it might be hard to work out where that place is. You may have lost immediate track of even the most significant line items in the spreadsheets, you may now know exactly who is working on what.
So, gather all you can, talk to those that know the detail (and particularly those that know the detail but also know how to focus) and today, draw a picture. We can get to maps tomorrow.
Skippy strategy: Before you start, work out where you are.
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