Leading With Your Eyes on the Horizon.

Insights for Leading

The other day, I was driving down the busy interstate on my way in to the office when I suddenly looked up and noticed a large number of flashing emergency lights about a mile ahead. Immediately, I realized that traffic was not moving, and in a few moments I would be at a standstill. Quickly, I determined where I was on the interstate and made a split decision to exit and take an alternate route around the accident and back on to the interstate. Luckily this plan worked, and I was able to avoid a long delay and a late start to the workday.

When I got to the office, my experience that morning reminded me that leaders must always keep their eyes on the horizon to see what potential obstacles, and opportunities, await them up ahead. Driving the same route to work every day can become so routine that…

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