When it comes to strategic organizational change the 4 Disciplines of Execution can never be ignored as it is all about change. A leader should have two principle qualities if he/she wants to influence others. First, the strategy usually referred to as your plan and the other one is the ability to execute it successfully. Unfortunately, the biggest mistake the leaders usually do is to struggle most in the area with least execution. That area is the execution as it is very tricky and require maximum focus. The reason behind unsuccessful execution is the fact that we try to do as my things as once. We need to be more specific when it comes to achieve goals. To achieve results with excellence one must focus on energies on what is wildly important. For this well defined goals are the first step in accomplishing anything. Clarity is essential, because it helps us to look deep into all the contributing factors and focus on what is required to achieve wildly important goal. In any kind of business, a well defined strategy is essential for success. It charts the course and provides the direction. But the fact that often strategic goals never take off because they are drowned by all of the other competing interests is the biggest concern of strategists.
It is because some goals require more focus and devotion than others. But, we have to learn how to priotize and differntiate between what is wildly important and what is mildly important. Failure to achieve a wildly important goal results in regret, guilt, resentments and in fact negative emotions that emerge on the surface. One of the main problem that we face and is is the real enemy of our success is whirlwind. It is your every day job, you used to do on regular basis. This regular basis job consumes a vital amount of our energy that is vital to keep your operation going on a day-to-day basis and ironically, it’s also the thing that makes it so hard to execute anything new. Our clarity about things should be something we do on regular basis. The goals we have set for moving forward are important, but between urgency and important task, urgency always win every time. We are designed in a manner that we try to deal those things first which are urgent. Sometimes we just lost ourselves dealing all those things and forget about our important goals in our lives that leaves our success behind.
So, it’s upto you whether you refer it a strategy, an improvement effort or a goal; any step which you aas a leader takes in order to move your team forward is divided into two categories. First, is to try accomplishing something through order or authorization and the second one is the behavioral change which is indeed somewhat difficult. Behavioral change requires lot of effort and clear focus, attention and determination. Most important thing clears our focus on the measures we are going to take in order to achieving your goal.
If we are able to execute despite of the fact that we are stuck in whirlwind, it means that we are not only minimizing distractions but also in the state that “the way it’s always been done”. If we don’t pay attention to the urgent, it can kill us today. It’s also true, however, that if we ignore the important, it can kill us tomorrow. In other words, if we along with our team work solely from within the whirlwind, we won’t progress all and our energies will be wasted just trying to stay upright in the wind. Real challenge comes where we have to execute our most important goals when we are stuck in whirlwind.
Every one of us is busy in doing most of the routine work which we think is most needed in our lives. So we need to trust ourselves and go ahead because we are the only one who can make this happen.