June 9, 2018

Guaranteed win


With one mini crisis after another it’s easy to spiral into a doom loop. Fear of more failure leads to under-commitment leads to lack of but-in leads to anaemic effort leads to delay and late-stage crisis. Again.

You have to break the loop.

Forget the mountain. Find something simple that steps towards the foothills but isn’t about the big trip. An external deadline, something material not critical, something small, eminently deliverable, without our existing capacity and with all the tools in hand. Most of all, a team effort. 

Limit the scope to guarantee the result.

Create quick wins, ask for ideas, support everything, celebrate tiny milestones, chivvy action, build momentum, shine a light on all that is good, cheerlead all the way. 

A small project executed will can reset the mood and kick the flywheel back in the right direction.

Skippy Strategy: Break the cycle with a guaranteed win.