Nick Tasler featured at Inc.

Tasler says that many leaders confuse productivity with strategy. “Productivity is about getting things done. Strategic thinking is about getting the right things done well. The corollary of that truth is that strategy requires leaving some things undone, which stirs up a potent cocktail of unpleasant emotions,” Tasler writes. When you have to set aside a seemingly important project, you will feel a loss of confidence and control. If you’re eliminating an employee’s department, you’ll have to deal with “social pain and rejection,” he writes. “The problem is that productivity is strategically agnostic. Producing volume is not the same as pursuing excellence. Without a strategy, productivity is meaningless.” []

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