Sometimes I have a focus issue. That statement does not surprise those of you that know me well. I am easily bored and I love to be involved with many different challenges. Most leaders have similar issues.
See if this sounds familiar:
- A member of our team isn’t a good fit, so we meet with him, but nothing really changes. Before we resolve the issue, we move on to something more pressing.
- We block off time to think through our strategy and plan, only to find that someone else requires our care and wisdom. It always sounds good to say that we are available to lead those that need us but the truth is, we welcomed the interruption. It somehow makes us feel useful to ‘adjust’ our schedule.
- A long awaited event is now two days away and we are frantically trying to catch up on the details. Subtly, we find ourselves resentful of all those who seem to just be watching us do everything.
Yep, leaders often have a hard time following through and staying with a project long enough to ensure that the right people are doing the right things to complete what needs to be accomplished.
We have excuses for our lack of focus, but at our most self-disclosing moments we are honest enough to admit that this is really not a good way to lead others. I believe that the number one leadership challenge leaders face is the ability to be thorough in what and whom we lead. It certainly is an area where I have struggled.
A few years ago, I started asking myself why I jump from the middle of one challenge to a different challenge and then back again. Why do I lack the focus needed to improve my leadership?
Here was my number one answer: When I don’t know what to do, I start doing something else.
I decided to take this hypothesis to leaders of churches, denominations, nonprofits, and even into the business world. What I found surprised me. Most leaders have simply never been taught how to lead. Most of us do not have an over-arching philosophy of leadership that allows us to spring into action. Instead, we react to problems. No wonder we are unfocused and worn out, we don’t know what to do.
What we need is THOROCITY.
THOROCITY is a comprehensive way of looking at leadership that allows every leader to understand the seven critical components that all fit together to form the complete picture of leadership. With THOROCITY, we can know what to do in every situation!
I have created a FREE resource that I want to give you. It is a short eBook that will give you the foundation for how you can approach leadership. It is called THOROCITY: The Seven Critical Components to Lead with Confidence. It is yours FREE.
Imagine having a clear understanding of leadership that allows you to confidently focus and follow through. Imagine solving your number one leadership challenge.
You can do it! All you need is THOROCITY.