The Leadership law of navigation
Anyone Can Steer the Ship, But It Takes a Leader to Chart the Course
A leader is one who sees more than others see, who sees farther than others see, and who sees before others do. – Leroy Eims, Be the Leader You Were Meant to Be.
Navigators draw on past experiences (37), listen to what others have to say (38), examine the conditions before making commitments (38), and make sure their conclusions represent both faith and fact (38).
No matter how much you learn from the past, it will never tell you all you need to know for the present. (38)
Sometimes it’s difficult balancing optimism and realism, intuition and planning, faith and fact. But that’s what it takes to be effective as a navigating leader. (39)
If the leader can’t navigate people through rough waters, he is liable to sink the ship. (39)
Predetermine a Course of Action.
Lay Out Your Goals.
Adjust Your Priorities.
Notify Key Personnel.
Allow Time for Acceptance.
Head into Action.
Always Point to the Successes.
Daily Review Your Plan
Major barriers to successful planning are fear of change, ignorance, uncertainty about the future, and lack of imagination.
The secret to the Law of Navigation is preparation.(Adopted from John Maxwell book)