- Morry Patoka
Chief Accelerator, CTC Consulting
How do you spend more time working on the business, versus in the business?
What you think about, and what you do with that thinking can have profound, industry-shattering impact on the future of your company. The majority of CEO’s and senior managers I speak with have one common complaint. They can’t seem to find enough time to think or do much about the future because they’re stuck working in the business much more than working on the business.
The challenge for most leaders is knowing when and how to turn the dial from in to on, and back again only when needed, and only for as long as it makes a real difference.
It’s about balance, recognizing what’s urgent and what’s important. What it takes to attain success, and what it means to sustain success. That takes discipline and creating the conditions to allow you the time, energy and emotional freedom to think creatively about the future, as well as the confidence to put the thinking into action.
So what are you doing, or have done, to spend more quality time working on the business versus in the business?
As a reference, if you’re interested, I posted an article I wrote called “Working On The Business Versus In The Business: Realizing The Greatest Return On Brainpower” at http://www.iquestinc.com/blog/?id=10024.