Recently we got some HR people in to help us improve our professional development program at MedRecruit.
In a workshop they were running I realised that they were making a fundamental flaw; they were creating job descriptions individually and without a master plan.
I stopped work on the JDs and we started work on the organisational plan whilst considering Major Areas of Responsibility for each role.
The power of the master design is that we can:
Ensure everything is covered
Create consistency across the organisation meaning that we can have a streamlined professional development program
Communicate how each role fits into the organisation
I am loving it.
If you don’t have a clear target in anything, STOP.
Paint the target, not generally, but in detail.
Then do what you need to move towards it.
I’m in my office at the moment. This morning I’ve planned next week, had multiple meetings and worked on some strategic moves for my business.
I used to be all about winning at everything I was involved with.
Many ‘entrepreneurs’ I meet just want to be the ‘big ideas’ person. They’re not interested in the little stuff.
In life people always talk about getting ‘ahead of the curve.’
Something had to get out of the way for everything good that is in your life.
We worry about things that might not work out.
We are all a combination of our experiences of the past.
We don’t need to detach from our painful past.
The you today is different from the you a year ago.
Sometimes leadership is about creating a vision and bringing people along.