The Focused Leader One BIG Idea + One BIG Crisis
Source: Affinity Consulting
Successful leaders have BIG ideas as well as having big crises to deal with. Most leaders who have gone into the annals of history, whether it be politics, sports or business have led in this fashion: they have had at least one BIG idea to pursue plus one BIG crisis to manage, and they pursued the former as tenaciously as they fought the latter. Leadership is simple, but it's not easy. One of the determining factors that separate high quality leadership from all other caliber of leadership is the ability of the leader to focus attention, their own and others, not just on dealing effectively with BIG crises, but on creating and executing BIG ideas that will move their organizations forward.