Insights for Leaders

The Will to Prepare

Posted on: January 8th, 2007 | 0 Comments

“The will to win is important but the will to prepare is vital.”– Joe Patterno

A football team would not think of taking the field without first reviewing their game plan. Yet people and organizations routinely “hit the field” with no goals or plan.

Preparation becomes even more essential when coordinating multiple people.  Walt Disney understood this and disclosed, “Of all the things I’ve done, the most vital is coordinating the people who work with me and aiming their views at a certain goal.”

The Bottom Line: Leaders prepare their teams by clarifying plans and targeting well-defined, shared goals.