Posted by: bluesyemre | August 21, 2013

The Best Gift You Can Give Yourself as a Leader BY Carrie Kerpen

  • It’s easy to harp on mistakes you’ve made in the past or to dream on about what you’ll accomplish down the road. Focus on the present instead. It’s the best gift you can give yourself. You hear it all the time: Leaders need vision. They need to understand where the markets are going, to anticipate cultural changes that affect their business, and to properly lead their team through all the shifts in economy, trends, and people’s habits. And naturally they have to understand what the competition’s doing. But leaders have their eyes so rigidly trained on the future that their company isn’t where it should be right now. And plenty of leaders get so mired in past mistakes or focus obsessively prior performance that they miss opportunities to take critical new risks that their business needs.

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