BIG THINGS HAVE SMALL BEGINNINGS - Learn to Play the Great Game

BIG THINGS HAVE SMALL BEGINNINGS
Learn to Play the Great Game
EXAMINE the playing field
KNOW the challenge of leadership
SEEK the needle in the haystack
To succeed in business, you've got to be ambitious. The trick, however, is to hit the right balance. Too much ambition can make you reckless and possibly even ruthless. You've got to want something better but at the same time understand your "Why". It's really your Why that will drive you to forge ahead when the going gets tough and when your first few attempts fall short. To get serious about playing The Great Game, find your Why.
To excel, leaders need to clarify where they need to head and then make sure they have the right people on the bus. The challenge of leadership is to make the right small beginnings which will methodically lead to the big things you're after. Set goals and targets, specify realistic deadlines and then get busy assembling the right people and the right tools to get the job done. Manage your time astutely so time becomes your friend, not your foe.
Recruiting the right people is also an absolute necessity. You've got to attract people who will take personal responsibility for their assignments and then keep expanding the importance of those assignments progressively over time. Learning how to identify the people who will assist you to build a successful company is literally like looking for the needle in the haystack. Recruit and develop high-quality leaders at every level of your organization.
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