A teacher told me years ago that if a young person worked to do a little better every day, that individual would be the ultimate leader and role model by the age of 30! The comment may be an oversimplification of “self-direction,” but we all can agree that continuous improvement results in top-performing organizations and individuals.
To continuously improve, organizations and individuals need a game plan. An individual who just wakes up and thinks I will just see what happens today will not get far. Organizations that operate without a plan are almost always doomed to mediocrity or failure.
Editor’s Note: This is part nine of a ten-part series on behaviors that Vice Admiral Konetzni learned during his years of service. They apply to individuals and define superb organizations. Admiral Konetzni believes these ten behaviors can give people energy to thrive and overcome obstacles. For the rest of the series, click here. Part 1: Self Image. Part 2: Self Motivation. Part 3: Self Projection. Part 4: Self Control. Part 5: Self Discipline. Part 6: Self Esteem. Part 7: Self Image. Part 8: Self-Direction.