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Makes sense right?
Well how many people these days are trying to move themselves forward while keeping their eyes on the past all the time. Where do they end up? Probably they are either not moving very fast because they are frightened they will crash, because they have to keep their eye on both places at once, or they are coming to a standstill. That’s just the law of physics.
So the reason why I have raised this point today is because I really believe that we have to see our lives (or businesses) just like we are driving a car. A good sensible driver pretty much keeps his eye on the road ahead and makes decisions based on glancing every now and then around him and in the rear vision mirror. That’s just good sensible driving.
To keep our eyes on the road ahead means to take in all the new changes and developments, and move through them, adapt to them and use them to our advantage. The world is moving fast and if we don’t have our eyes on the road and on the steering wheel – things could get a bit unpleasant.
Many CEOs and Senior Managers are going to find this difficult with so many constraints involved these days including budget cuts, tightening of government regulations, and general changes in their product or service market. Not to mention that often the Senior Managers are stuck in a very old way of thinking and are suffering from some kind of brain atrophy.
It will require the Senior Management team to be extremely committed, open minded and willing to make unconventional changes when necessary. In fact even the whole way they manage their Senior Management meetings may have to change too. This some of them will find extremely difficult.
We are just at the beginning of a change in our business that has not only never been seen before but has never moved so fast before….so keep your eyes on the road, focus on the future and hold on to your hat! The winners will be the ones who are willing to jump into the driver’s seat and roll with the punches and fly like an eagle.
I’m ready, what about you?