“Successful leaders know how to both “keep their eye on the ball” and “look at the big picture”. They know when to shift their focus and when to delegate. Guard your attention and your focus to guard against myopic thinking.” J Loren Norris
MYOPATHY IS BOTH A MEDICAL CONDITION AND A LEADERSHIP FAILURE. DON’T BE MYOPIC IF YOU CAN HELP IT.
Fires in Australia, the threat of war looming in the Middle East, a Tsunami off the coast of Indonesia, major corrections in the market... add to that payroll, overhead, monthly expenses, P&L statements and tax reports and soon your head is swimming. Then along comes the executive committee or your coach who says “you have to focus”.
FOCUS ON WHAT!?!?
In reality we all suffer from the distractions of life. Not everyone loses minutes or hours everyday to cat videos or trolling social media but everyone gets caught up in the affairs of life in their periphery. Those are the tiny details which can detail the greatest of intentions. We need to focus on the matters at hand for sure.
HOWEVER... I also believe their is a risk for leaders which disguised itself as FOCUS and it is not. It’s called myopathy. The ability to see (literally or figuratively) only a very small portion of what’s right in front of us. When we lose sight of the world around us we can become selfish, ruthless, and detrimental to the long range goals of the organization.
Successful leaders know how to both “keep their eye on the ball” and “look at the big picture”. They know when to shift their focus and when to delegate. Guard your attention and your focus to guard against myopic thinking.
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