Focus is the most challenging of unifying transactions for the leader in this whirl-of-life we know as the 21st Century. Focus clears the path for the leadership others expect of you … the leadership others desperately need you to exhibit. Regardless of where you might be on the chart in your organization, if you are waiting on someone above you to do what you know is right, you are already late with your action; with your own accountability. You have heard it said, Change begins with me. Well, so does accountability.
If there is any hope – and there is – for our organization to thrive in the 21st Century, this hope is found in the confident accountability of the individuals who make up our collective lives. Ignoring this is nothing less than a deliberate plan to fail.
Again, regardless of your position on an org chart, if you are a leader, you are a facilitator. If change begins with you, then you begin with trust. Success in the act of collective facilitation requires a flow from respect to understanding to clarity. In clear conditions, we can focus both individually and collectively. We can see for miles.
This exhortation is shared as I consider the change in my own work; change aligning my choices and decisions ever more closely to my vision. My experiences of the last 10 years have recently converged in a reminder of the power found in and through the act of focus. For my own impact, it is more important than ever that I continue to narrow my focus and refine my methodology accordingly.