April 14 Encouraging Words: Going Places
I’m thinking today of traveling. I’ve got a big trip to Greece next month that we’ve been planning for a while and to be honest, while I’m excited about it, I’m also pretty nervous. Have I finished making all the arrangements? Have I thought through all these different contingencies? What if something happens to disrupt the trip?
I guess those misgivings and second guesses are human nature and of course they apply to everything we do, not just travel. Every time we set a goal or a new target, we’re picking someplace new to go. If it isn’t making you a little nervous about it, it’s not aggressive enough to drive ideas and improvement. Push it. Set a target that forces you to ask your teams “What really needs to change in order for us to achieve this new target?” Then you’ll be going places.