For Leaders, Today is History by Steven J. Thompson at LinkedIn on 6 January 2014

The author, CEO at John Hopkins Medicine International, tells us why he doesn’t focus on today’s problems – he leaves that to his subordinates.  Instead, he remains focused on the long-term vision. Self-admittedly, he says,

It may sound as if I’m not very involved. But in fact, I am–just not in the here and now. That’s because as leader of this organization, it’s not my job to deal with what’s going on today. I really need to tune all that out, so I can focus on what might happen tomorrow. That gives me plenty to worry about–and makes everything else a distraction.”

Interesting thought piece.  Should the leader remain squarely focused on the future at the potential expense of today?  What do you think?

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