Are You Actually Doing Something To Get The Job Done?


by Kevin Watson



A vision is all well and good, but are you actually doing something to get the job done?

If so, how often do you measure your progress and how do you quantify it?

Or, are you busy ‘doing’ without setting a clear direction?

Vision without action is a daydream, action without vision is a nightmareJapanese Proverb

Great leaders passionately believe that they can make a difference. They envision the future, creating an ideal and unique image of what their organisation can become.

This sets the tone and expectations for team behaviour.

However, the most successful leaders take action – and often BIG action, at that! They don’t mind if the outcome doesn’t always go their way, they just modify their approach until the outcome DOES go their way.

That’s the essence of a great leader – they continually prototype and refine, never giving in until their vision is achieved!

Do you follow things through to make sure you’re getting things done? If you don’t, start to notice what stops you.

Put in place alternative strategies to get the job done. For example, can someone else make sure that it’s done rather than you?

Top leaders surround themselves with a winning team and understand that they don’t have to do everything themselves – they just have to make sure that everything gets done!

Vision is not enough; it must be combined with venture. It is not enough to stare up the steps; we must step up the stairs.Vaclav Havel

Call to Action

What did you do last week to ensure your success?

What actions are you taking right now to ensure this?

And what are you aiming to do next week?


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Kevin Watson

Kevin is a highly experienced Leadership Coach and acts as Consultant to several boards of global organisations, as well as local business owners. He is passionate about making a difference by enabling and encouraging leaders who want to create and sustain meaningful change in themselves and the organisation.



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