Did you grow up hearing this statement?
Self-talk like this can hold you back.
Many people are trying to manage too much, afraid to let go or simply say no.
Instead of managing a few things well, they struggle and stress with many things, none which is done exceptionally well. This fear of letting go can infect people, teams, and entire organizations.
High performers quit all the time.
We do not quit our mission or strategic initiatives, but we quit tactics or midlevel activities that do not support high performance or breakthrough results.
To practice strategic quitting, or the art of abandonment:
- Brainstorm and let go of activities that no longer contribute to your “high yield initiatives”.
- Review the bottom 10% to 20% of your product or service offering. Are these bottom feeders consuming resources that could be used for product or service winners?
- Imagine you are an effectiveness expert, brought in from the outside. What are you and your organization doing that simply does not contribute to growth?
What do you and your leadership team need to let go of so you can manage what really matters?
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