December 22, 2019

A straight course


The piece they need to know, whether you tell them or they work it out for themselves … what is their contribution. What they bring to the voyage that makes the difference between a straight course and all around the islands.

Your job is to set them off in the right direction. Tell them everything you can about what you want and how you expect them to add value. Tell them the who and the why and the when of their role. 

After that, an in reality, the only way they get absolute clarity is by doing what they do and paying attention to what happens, then adjusting for effect. They might luck into the main stream, but for most folks it’s a slow boat. Speed their journey with way-pointing, course corrections, and a feedback loop.

Skippy strategy: Give direction, and a feedback loop when they go off course.