The Last Thing We Need Right Now is a Vision Statement

The last thing we need right now is a vision statement.

This quote from Lou Gerstner about his first years at IBM hit me between the eyes.

However, what was also clear was that IBM was paralyzed, unable to act on any predictions, and there were no easy solutions to its problems. The IBM organization, so full of brilliant, insightful people, would have loved to receive a bold recipe for success—the more sophisticated, the more complicated the recipe, the better everyone would have liked it.

It’s what I see time and time again with clients: let’s stop and talk about what we need. And then talk some more.

What do you need to just do? (Try this inspiring clip)

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