Your team’s ability to generate new ideas is an indicator of success. It shows that you’re thinking creatively, focusing on what’s next, and innovating. But if you’re coming up with so many ideas that you’re constantly pivoting to focus on the new goal that’s bright and shiny, you’re never making real progress.
Idea overwhelm isn’t just a problem for leadership. In The 4 Disciplines of Execution, authors Sean Covey, Chris McChesney, and Jim Huling share research that shows only 15 percent of employees know what their organization’s most important goal is—a result of having either too many goals or no goal at all.
Their research further indicates that teams who have four to ten goals accomplish one or two. Teams that have more than ten goals are likely to accomplish zero. The sweet spot: two to three. The authors call those Wildly Important Goals, or WIGs. By being selective and focusing only on the most critical goals, your team actually accomplishes more.
80% of the change that we seek can be achieved by changing 20% of an activity or behavior.
But what are your WIGs? How do you define them? How do you prioritize them? How do you empower your team to achieve them? If you’re asking yourself these questions, you’ll find the answers at Aileron’s annual two-day growth conference, Summit.
Summit isn’t your average business conference.
You won’t just sit and learn; you’ll participate and make progress. You’ll actively work on your business with your team and your peers. And you’ll leave armed with tactical techniques for implementing what you’ve explored.
In the Art of Execution breakout session, you’ll use a framework to identify your Wildly Important Goals, prioritize them, and create systems to turn those ideas into realities. This session is ideal for business leaders who are asking:
- How do I know what ideas to focus on and what ideas to save for later?
- How do I prioritize resources and how do I communicate those priorities?
- How do I start making progress now?