CHALLENGE THE PROCESS
Set achievable goals, make concrete plans, and establish measurable milestones.
Consider your current projects and select one that isn’t progressing as well as you’d like. Review the desired end-state and find a way to restructure the project into smaller, more manageable steps. Set intermediate milestones that can be more easily achieved. Celebrate those small wins before proceeding to the next step.
Food for Thought:
The longest journey begins with the first step. Do your project plans cover just the end-state or each step along the way? Leaders know they have to break down big problems into small, doable actions to build confidence for bigger wins.
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IMPACT! Leadership Tips are adapted from The Leadership Challenge. © James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner, published by John Wiley & Sons. All rights reserved. And The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team © Patrick Lencioni and John Wiley & Sons, Inc. All rights reserved.