“The main thing is keeping the main thing, the main thing.” This powerful observation from author Steven R. Covey offers a multitude of insights into one of today’s most pressing leadership challenges. On one level, it reminds us of the constant need for a keen, unwavering focus on things that matter most. On another level, it offers an inspiring guidepost for helping us to discover our full leadership capacity both in and out of work.
With very few exceptions, leaders today are stretched (and in many cases stressed) to a level that borders on unhealthy. Add to this the pandemic and the accelerating demands of life outside of work and most leaders would agree that it’s a huge challenge to keep the main thing the main thing with a high degree of consistency.