“Maybe your real challenge is that you are surrounded by people who have an incredible grasp of incompetence!” – #Futurist Jim Carroll
You’ve spent a lot of time coming up with a great idea, a fantastic plan, a worthy goal – only to see it crash and burn during its implementation. You then spend weeks and months being hard on yourself, blaming yourself for the failure.
Maybe it’s not your fault.
In many organizations, incompetence abounds – people who follow mind-numbing routines with dogged relentless; others who fight any semblance of change that might rock their world; others who view progress as a trend that must be fought against tooth and nail.
Your first step is not to blame yourself, but figure out a way around their efforts. In many cases, it will involve not relying on anything they do, but bypassing them altogether.
You don’t have a lot of time to figure out this unique challenge.
In today’s fast moving world, you simply need to do things faster – and that means often following your path without regard to traditional change methodologies! As speed comes to drive the pace of business model change, new product development or increased customer service expectations, your potential for failure happens faster.
Somehow, you need to break through the inertia, and get around those who might hold you back – or doom your efforts.
If you think about it, your success will come, more and more, from surrounding yourself with people who have a similar relentless focus on success, not failure. Your access to high quality, relevant skills – and your ability to build a competent team – will define your future potential. If you don’t have them, you won’t survive.
In a fast moving economy, there is less of an opportunity for failure, and a far more significant requirement for excellence!
Incompetence is an anchor that will hold you back.
Cut the chain! Or the ship will sink!