The Focus Manifesto
The world of work has lost its focus.
The business world has become too noisy.
There are too many distractions and irrelevant requests.
There is too much communication
Not effective communication.
Your inboxes control your time.
Your inboxes control your output.
Your inboxes control your mood and delivery.
Employees have lost their way.
Employees have lost their trust.
Employees need to understand the and their why.
Leaders are too busy to deliver.
Leaders have lost their productive time.
Leaders lack of time has resulted in lack of trust and a series of meetings.
Leaders don’t lead anymore, they can barely manage.
Managers aren’t managing, they aren’t leading, they aren’t coaching or mentoring.
One to ones feels forced.
One to ones are rushed.
One to ones are unproductive.
Or worse still – nudged to later in the week and wasted.
Meetings seem to be status updates.
Meetings have become bottlenecks.
Meetings have turned into no decisions with no actions.
Or worse still – meetings have turned into the only time decisions can be made.
Even those embracing agile…
Stand-ups have become commonplace.
Stand-ups have lost their purpose.
Stand-ups have lost their urgency and transparency.
Stand-ups have lost their zip.
Context has been lost.
It feels like guidance has disappeared.
Unknown knowns have taken over.
The unknowns have become a source of gossip.
Teams have become guided by just their goals
Teams rarely collaborate.
Teams aren’t connected as a department, departments aren’t connected to other departments.
Teams aren’t confident.
Departments are asking more questions while delivering less answers.
Departments have performance anxiety and that is because of the environment.
Departments have lost the ability to deliver.
Your calendar defaults to other people owning your time.
Your calendar has double and triple bookings.
You have become a slave to your calendar.
Or worse still – you don’t feel like you have any time to think, create and deliver.
Back to back meetings are the only way employees feel like they are being seen by the management team.
Busy is a badge of honour that we all have to wear.
Everything has become tactical and about channels.
Tactics and strategy has been mixed up.
Every department has their own strategy.
This is not Strategy.
There is no one company wide strategy.
A weak or no company wide strategy =
No context, no confidence, no collective goals = death by a thousand internal cuts.
Businesses have allowed this to happen for far too long.
Businesses and leaders it is time,
Time to take back your time,
Take back your calendars,
Refresh and guide your teams,
Ensure your departments collaborate, start winning and celebrating again.
Business needs to put people first, people = business.
Inspire your company again.
Take back and own your company’s focus.
Together we will:
- Create a company-wide focus
- Make your company strategy accessible
- Make your company strategy understood
- Make your company strategy actionable
- Create an accessible, understood, knowledge sharing and actionable company
- Create a company culture everyone is proud of
- Create a company culture of knowledge sharing
- Create a company culture of leadership
- Create a company full of next-generation leaders
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