Offer clarity, not perfection

In leadership, clarity is critical. How do you expect people to commit and follow if you don’t offer clarity?

So many times, I see companies maxing out at one level of development because it’s not clear from leadership what is the next “stair-step” in the company’s development. As a leader, don’t worry about your business plan or strategy being perfect. Let me let you in on a little secret: There is NO perfect business plan. Come up with a vision or concept that is clear — and then let your “smart” team help figure out how to get there. But offer the direction.

Not having clarity in the vision stalls progress and demotivates a capable team. Leadership means leading to a certain direction, not always coming up with a detailed map.