Shot 94: HALF-MEASURES

By: Tom Newhouse in Leadership, 4 weeks ago

A Shot is a poignant leadership tip from “a rifle.”  Yes, leadership coach, Tom Newhouse, uses a rifle from his farming heritage to “tell it like it is.” —­­

HALF-MEASURES ARE VAIN!  This was an axiom of Winston Churchill.  Rudy seemed to live by that axiom too.  Come to think of it, I never have seen a true leader without this philosophy.  But I have seen overly analytical hunters never get a shot off.  And I have seen elaborate plans that never amounted to a hill of beans.  I’ve learned to go with true leaders.  They decide and then act decisively. 
Hey leader, I have some questions for you:  Which is better tenacity or tenuousness?  What good is expertise without execution?  Is hope a strategy?  Have you observed paralysis by analysis?  Does determination ever make a weak plan look strong?  Is he who looks back fit for the plow?  Likely you agree with Sir Winston:  Half-measures are vain. 
 

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