Production to Perfection
Posted on 29 March 2010
To combat this I have to constantly utilize the Law of Leadership titled Production to Perfection. This law states that if I do something today, while it might have been better had I waited a day, many of the things I did today might not ever have happened. In other words, don’t wait to make a decision, make it and make it yours!
Sometimes we have to make decisions that we know will have strong repercussions. We have to go ahead and make them regardless because we know they are the right thing to do to uphold policies and promote morale. I remember seeing a magnet in a store that read, “It’s not the people you fire that cause you the most grief, it’s the ones you don’t.” Anyone who has worked alongside or interacted with a toxic employee or dealt with ending their employment knows exactly what this means.
Gen George S Patton said, “There is no perfect time for anything. We will do what has to be done, and we will do it now! Prompt action immediately on a wrong decision may be far better than the right decision made days later.” Inactivity is based on fear and laziness, neither of which has a place in the leader’s arsenal.
Do I act, live and lead like I truly believe I’ve only got a finite time on the earth? Or am I content to let my dislike of activity deny me all the greatness which could be mine?