Be Persistent. Success takes time.
Tom Peters often says that “Everything important in Life takes time”. If you can start something and get it done ASAP, it probably is not that important.
In order to plant the seeds for important things… you need to shift your time horizon to the long term.
Building trusted Relationships… takes time.
Establishing the support of allies… takes time
Listening… takes time
Thoughtfulness… takes time
Gratitude and small gestures… takes time.
Tom Peters says that 50% of your time should be unscheduled. He asks “What’s the most important thing you do as a leader?” I paused and thought… and then he answered.
Daydreaming. Visualising a better future. Allowing your ideas to flow. Seeing from a bigger perspective.
The Worst thing a Leader can do
There is nothing worst than a boss running around from one meeting to another, unprepared, arriving late, rushed, busy, frustrated, hassled.
Speed for speed’s sake is crap.
Don’t scale crap.
Great people know that the most important thing is deep, trusting relationships with good people.