Alex: Lack of resources? Maybe it's a lack of focus

As a leader, any sort of failure is likely to result in us thinking the reason is something we can control: most often, a lack of resources (i.e. our team). But what if the solution was slightly more complex – and a lot more sympathetic to your employees? You might be surprised that in many instances, the real problem isn't a lack of resources, but a lack of focus.

Time, money and people – there seems to never be enough of any to actually get the job done right, on time and to budget. But what if the solution wasn't always related to the resources at hand, but instead a lack of focus?

What's really going on here is that there's a lack of priority and too many competing tasks across the business. Because of this, it seems like there are too few resources to get the job done, when in actual fact it's a lack of vision – and therefore a lack of focus – that means the true goals get lost in translation.

This video will explain how easy it is to get caught up in a mindset that you just don't have enough bodies at work, or enough tools to get the job done. It will also show you how to take a moment to stop, strategise, and get your ducks in a row so you can eliminate any lack of focus and get your full complement behind the job at hand.

Realising that you're dealing with a lack of focus rather than a lack of resources is just one piece of the leadership puzzle. For a personal accountability coach that lives in your pocket, check out the High-Performance Leadership app by Trampoline:


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