Below is a TO DO List Jim Collins gave each of us at Catalyst '11. it is awesome if we follow it. These won't make a lot of sense without reading my previous 4 posts or hearing Collins' talk.
1 Go HERE and run the Good to Great diagnostic on you, your team, and your organization. This is a vital evaluation process.
2 Answer these Questions = how many seats do you have on your bus and what is your plan to have 100% of those seats filled with the right people in 1 year?
3 WHO will you allow to mentor me? Build a personal board of directors.
4 Get your personal HEDGEHOG right before it's too late. (a Good to Great principle = the coming together of your passion, design, and how you can make a difference.)
5 Once you have your Hedgehog, set your 20 mile march and stick to it! (Collins set weekly time goals.) What is your organization's 20 mile march?
6 Fire at least 6 new bullets by the end of the year. Navigate uncertainty with bullets.
7 Turn off electronic gadgets at least 2 days every 2 weeks. now that is a biggie! (it's impossible to "be present" with your iPhone in hand.) we need to be focused and gadgets rob us of our focs.
8 STOP Doing List. "True disciplined action is not what we choose to do, but what we choose not to do." *maybe you find it kind of ironic to have an item on your to do list that says "have a stop doing list" ? maybe humorous, but vital.
9 Double your reach to people half your age ALWAYS by changing your practices without changing your values.
10 Set a BHAG that makes you really useful. (big hairy audacious goal)