All entries for Thursday 20 February 2014

February 20, 2014

Whatsapp acquisition

I know this is off topic, just sharing an interesting thought with everyone. To add to this picture, $19b is more than the GDP of almost 90 countries.

Putting $19b in context

Having your head in the future

The discussion today, added on to a discussion that happened last week, has emphasised on the importance of having a vision for the future. On a personal note, this is something I have never set much stock by, preferring generally to work towards achievable short-term goals. However, the importance of setting a target for the future, even if it is difficult to reach, has dawned on me.

The difference seems to be the very fact that having a view for the future motivates the people involved to move on from simply fulfilling short-term goals and push further for more. Now, equally important is the need to break the long term goal into short-term deliverables as well, in the absence of which there is the likelihood that people might be daunted by the long-term goals and fail to achieve anything. The role of a leader therefore is not restricted to just having a vision for the future but also in breaking it down into short term achievable goals that the team can work towards. However, he/she must also ensure that the team keeps sight of the bigger picture for the future. Tough ask, isn't it?

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  • Thanks a lot for the comments Jaat and Kleanthis. I would like to suggest a few things as well. 1) W… by Abram Kakkozha on this entry
  • Exactly Jaat…and we could connect the work environment with this..or other factors where have impo… by Kleanthis Katsikas on this entry
  • Kleantis, It's true the followship needs to be very actively involved as well, but the trouble I had… by Shujaat Alikhan on this entry
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