One of the greatest challenges leaders face are distractions. Distractions cause leaders to take their “eye off the ball”. Distractions cause leaders to lose focus on their mission and strategies.
Distractions come in all shapes and sizes. Here are my top four:
1. Personnel issues
2. Demanding customers
3. Balancing work and family
In the last eighteen months, many leaders have been distracted by economic conditions. These conditions have caused leaders to focus on expense reductions and major business model changes just to survive. Now it is time for leaders to re-focus on developing the strategies that will help their businesses succeed in the future.