As a leader, it is important to be proactive. Successful leaders don’t take a “wait and see” attitude. They take action. Creating discipline around planning is vital to make sure the team remains focused in the right direction. Once the plan is developed, it is vital to execute the plan. To implement this discipline, leaders need to make sure to have a specific, methodological, and consistent (SMaC) plan. Creating a SMaC plan will help leaders gain clarity in chaotic or changing situations.
Many experts in the management field, including management guru Jim Collins, have supported this leadership concept. In the words of Collins, “We cannot predict the future. But we can create it.” For more from Jim Collins, check out his article How to Manage Through Chaos, as published in Fortune Magazine.
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