A somewhat frequent idea here at StrategyCentral is that the goal is to get to there. What am I talking about? Mostly I’m using "there" as a synonym for "vision". Lots of us have a dream about how things might turn out for our organization. But we might not give our own development a second thought. And we should. I love this line from What Got You Here Won’t Get You There:
"In the arc of what can be a long, successful career, you will always be in transit from ‘here to there‘. Here can be a great place. If you’re successful, here is exactly the kind of place you want to be…But here is also a place where you can be a success in spite of some gaps in your behavior or personal makeup. That’s why you want to go ‘there‘ (p. 18)."
What’s the point? In the same way that we implement a strategy to help our organization move in the right direction…we can have a personal plan. Do you have one? This book likes like one that’s going to to have a lot to say to me. I’ll keep you posted.