In leadership, E is for Evaluation


Every time we take up any business we’ve performed an evaluation. We perform a range of evaluations every second that promote us to take any business. In that same blink of an eye, we see our concept of what we want, we developed a tricky plan and the tactics to employ while evaluating the talent and resources to get it done.

Boom… and now we eat our lunch!

While reducing a possibly complicated process, I hope to demonstrate that honing our skills needed to make evaluations and connect the future action steps allows us to lead teams and in some cases take better control of our every day.

How do we present our vision to reality? Where do we want to be versus where we are today? Is it better to in a state to be the first out of the stadium parking lot or have the shortest walk to your seat upon arrival? The vision is the dangling carrot and the sharpen the image and the greater the width of vision the greater the challenge. In manifesting a working philosophy for your skillset starting small with feasible ideas will help you. Are you ready to take the next step towards your idea?

Once the idea is locked in, we need to create our strategic plan taking into account all the ways we can tactically adjust our goal, the support required from people or resources, and how they relate to one another.

We can expect roadblocks or address them as they arise. Identifying their potential in the planning process is a sound choice.

Taking the plan from paper to highway can test our ability to design around the potholes. Now we are on the ground working it. Our ability to communicate effectively and influence efficiently should be tested. The human element is a factor we identified in the planning process. Keeping the team or ourselves on task with all the moving parts may require adjusting our timeline. There will be tweaks that need to be made which we may term as calculated risks.

We’re done! We seized the goal. We accomplished the plan. Our team acknowledged. The one or two hiccups along the way were directed collaboratively with all the stakeholders and positive relationships were formed.

Evaluations were performed at every step in the process from vision to end result. Each barrier was avoided, and although this was a very small first project we had to take some calculated risks. Leaders have visions. They make strategic plans. They develop tactics to execute the plan. The outcomes present learning and experiences to be used in future projects. Confidence and skills are developed along the way.

We can learn skills. When we have the impulse to achieve we can. Evaluate the sketch so we can learn to lead. As we move forward in our lessons we embrace projects of a bigger and more complicated scope.

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