It’s clear great leaders understand two simple things about goal setting. First, they know how important goals are because the true meaning of the word “team” means “coming together as a group to achieve a common goal.” Second, they set goals their team cares about achieving.
Sure there are many possible factors that can cause a team to underperform. These are just a few: lack of talent, talented people not meeting their potential, changes in the market, or a lack of resources. Still, ultimately, one person is responsible, the leader.
Everyone claims to be “so busy” these days. The truth is, we make time for what’s important to us. If you want to get in better shape, you make time for it. If you want to be a better golfer, you make time for it. The same is true in leadership.