When I was younger I would always hear from my parents, “Todd you better get the lead out!” I always wondered what that really meant.
According to the Free Dictionary it means: “get the lead out and shake the lead out
Inf. to hurry; to move faster. (This originally refers to getting lead weights (used in exercise) off so you can move faster.)”
Here is a quick formula to “Get the lead out” with your execution plan.
L=Leverage. Do you have the right people in the driver seats to carry out your strategic priorities?
E-Enviroment. Have you created the right atmosphere and culture that will allow your people the ability to support your priorities?
A=Alignement. Do each of your team members agendas move them toward your ministries final goals?
D-Drive. Does your team have the ability to quickly move once the first 3 pieces of this formula are in place?
In closing, maybe you answered no to some of the above formula, what then?
Well, if you said no to the Leverage piece then you will need to work on your Talent/Resource side.
If you said no to Environment, then you have a Cultural/Engagement issue.
If no to Alignment, then work on your Communication/Productivity.
Lastly if no to Drive, then your Speed/Agility.
So, want to succeed, Then Get the lead out.