"If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will get you there." This memorable line from the Cheshire Cat in Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland offers many guideposts for leaders and teams today. On one level, it reminds us that absent clarity and purpose, the outcome of our efforts is left to chance. On another level, it calls us to be deliberate in the pursuit of our desired destination or outcome.
Leaders are measured by the outcomes they produce. Few meaningful outcomes in a leader’s day “just happen.” In the majority of cases, things happen only . . .