Tag Archive for 'focus'

Flail Leads to Fail

One definition of “flail” is, to move vigorously or erratically; thrash about. The title of this note could also be “Flounder Leads to Failure.” The point here is that loss of focus and inability to keep on track are two key causes of project and even company failures. While change is constant, no project or [...]

Don’t Be All Things To All Customers

The shiny object distraction is only one form of dilution of focus that can undermine a company. Making the next sale, regardless of the cost of the sale is another risk. While I am focused on small companies, there is no doubt this form of dilution of focus can impact any size organization. I worked [...]

The Shiny Object Syndrome

In my last blog entry, I wrote about the need to focus as a project manager in a small company. Extending that train of thought, I want to muse about what I call the “Shiny Object” syndrome. It’s very easy for an entire small company to fall prey to the shiny object syndrome … to [...]