Unfortunately, leaders regularly focus change efforts in the wrong places. If leaders’ do not focus performers on their most vital activity, they are flirting with failure before starting. It is, after all, where your team invests its time, energy, and attention that results are most likely to improve. So, if you are falling short, it is likely the activity most vital to achievement is not your overriding focus.
This downward cycle starts with what I call drifting. When leadership is adrift, the company follows. So leaders drive harder, demand more and unknowingly extinguish their spark even further. This only compounds the problem.