Do you remember this post about the Sigmoid Curve?
Leaders push into the next curve before anyone else knows it is needed. When they do, people tend to respond by complaining about the changes rather than being grateful for the opportunity that has been created for them.
Yet, leaders must continually look forward into the future and anticipate the next decline. I recently experienced that when I discovered that the metric collection system being used by my company was about to break. In a few short months, we will no longer be able to collect, organize, and analyze the key indicators for our business.
That is not good. Not good at all.
So, several of us began working on a new system for collecting and analyzing our metrics. We are in the early phase of the first release and there are already complaints and frustrations over the change.
But the change has to be made. It’s vital to our long term success. Without it, we will soon be blind to those key indicators.
How about you? Are you looking ahead? Are you making changes before the decline is felt by others? Don’t wait until everyone understands your decision. It will be too late to make the changes that are needed. Act now.
Thanks for listening.