HIGH-PERFORMING TEAMS NEED DIRECTION
Effective leaders embrace the importance of providing direction to their team because they understand that without a destination a team is lost. A team that is lost will never achieve and without achievement teams feel worthless. They have no direction.
How important is it to give your team direction? Imagine you are at a track meet. There are eight runners lined up at the starting point and each runner’s coach tells him the exact same thing. “When you hear the pop of the gun take off running.” The eight runners hear, on your mark, get ready, get set…” Pop! The gun goes off. At that time, four runners take off in one direction and the other four take off in the opposite direction.
Which group is running in the wrong direction? How do you determine which group is right or wrong, if the only instruction given by the coach was, “When you hear the pop of the gun take off running?”
“Direction is given not assumed”
-Tracy D. Pierce