What Will You Stop Doing?

May 18, 2011 -- Sal Silvester

The number one reason why senior leadership teams don't focus on more strategic things is.....

"There isn't enough time."

This came up this week, and that came up last week. Yada yada yada.

No wonder why senior leadership teams struggle so much to do little more than information sharing.

Now, don't get me wrong. Information sharing is important. But, there are more important things that senior leadership teams should be PRIMARILY focused on - such as making the consequential decisions that impact their organization (their department, business unit, or company depending on the level of the senior leadership team).

The reality, though, is that for senior leadership teams to make the consequential decisions that impact their organization, they need to spend time together. They need time to engage in the dialogue and debate that it takes to get committed to decisions.

And, most people don't have the time in their schedules to add something new.

So, the real question to answer is....

"What will you give up?" or better said, "What will you stop doing?"

Stay tuned for the next post and I'll share with you a model to help you answer that question.

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