February 28, 2011

Leadership Limerick: Intention Deficit Disorder

To break things up a bit in 2011, I will be offering a leadership limerick each Monday, highlighting an idea or strategy about effective leadership in limerick form.

When energy and resources are spent
It's best done with great intent

If through the motions we go
End results are just so-so

And no one knows what we meant

I increasingly find myself interacting with individuals and organizations suffering from the dreaded I.D.D. … Intention Deficit Disorder.   Without understanding the why behind the what any efforts feel flat, disconnected, and do little to advance strategy.

So the next time you feel you or your colleagues about to embark on an autopilot commitment, pause and revisit the intended purpose so that you can infuse it into your actions and truly achieve the desired results.

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