You’ve all heard the one about the airline pilot who came over the intercom with a good news/bad news announcement. The bad news was that they were completely lost. The good news was that they were making great time. Many leaders are making great time all the while being completely lost.
Few things are as deceptive as thinking that activity equates to real movement.
This was the problem with one of the agencies I was coaching. I asked the leadership team what they used to assess whether their work day was a good one or not. To a person, their evaluative tool was how many items they could check off their to-do list.