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?