Goals & Flexibility

Gordon Tredgold, on LinkedIn, stated the following opinions on goals and flexibility:
“I believe that we have to be firm about our goals, but flexible about our approach. Just because our first plan didn’t work that doesn’t mean we should quit, nor does it mean we should persist indefinitely with that plan. It might just mean we need to try another approach. Good leadership is about knowing when to switch to another plan.”
I totally agree with Tredgold, in that many times in my life, I have a thought a certain plan could work, only to find out that I need to reconvene with my people and/or my family to consider becoming creative in changing a plan, adding ideas and new pursuits. We must continue to be open-minded and acutely aware of possibilities. We must become great listeners and great communicators, seeking first to understand, then to be understood, as Stephen Covey advised in The 7 Habits of Highly Effective

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