This blog is the third installment on the article Creating a Sense of Urgency by Michael Hyatt. The third attribute Hyatt lists as required in creating a sense of urgency, is “Achieve”. He particularly highlights the difference between task-focused, and outcomes-focused goals and objectives. His theory is that people naturally assume that if they complete their to do list, they have in fact achieved their goal. Hyatt proposes that people need to focus on the “what” which produces results, rather than the means (processes, committees, budgets).
I concur with Hyatt’s theory, as quite often I’ve experienced and participated in the perpetuation of the means, rather than focusing on achieving the outcome.
Stay tuned for the last and final blog post on this mini series, coming soon!