August 30, 2015

Standard kit #1


There are some tools you need on every trip: paying attention, thinking laterally, smarts and working hard.

Paying attention gets you into more places with more opportunities and way more detail than skimming along the surface. Thinking laterally shows the connections, opens up peripheral vision, looks for the unusual, links the chains. Smarts understands the bounty and work out what to do about it. Hard work doesn’t take the easy answer; it looks again, pulls things together, chews the problem and gets things done no matter what.

Not everyone has every asset, but every team needs them all.

Skippy Strategy: Most people get by on smarts alone – most teams are full of them. Can you complete the set? Who do you have that pays attention, thinks sideways and works hard?