The Challenge of any Leader is to lead the team today with an eye on tomorrow.

You’re always leading a battle on two fronts – today and tomorrow – and it’s one that no one ever sees happening, but daily, it’s happening in your mind as you run through team personalities, external factors, changes in technologies, deadlines, and commitments.

Everything and anything.

The trap is getting stuck in today because of what might happen tomorrow (process paralysis) without knowing what might happen (changes in frameworks) and doing nothing today.

Tickets don’t move, teams sit idle.

But at the same time, you can’t ignore it all, because it affects the decisions you are going to make, you can’t simply say no to the future because you know it’s coming and it’s your job to keep an eye on it.

And that’s the challenge, exercising your quiet eye, keeping a focus on what is coming and working on what is required – no one said it would be easy.

Want more? Check out my book Code Your Way Up – available as an eBook or Paperback on Amazon (CAN and US).  I’m also the co-host of the Remotely Prepared podcast.


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