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Focus Comes From The Leader

By Doug Franklin August 3, 2012

Focus begins with the leader.  A leader who is focused thinks about the team goals and never allows the team to lose sight of the mission.  Focus allows the leader to ignore all the extraneous things going on around them and to think only about the mission.  How does focus affect leadership?

First, focus blocks out distractions.  Distractions are dangerous because they rob you of productivity, waste resources, and discourage followers.  Most leaders don’t fail to reach their goals; they simply get distracted by less important activities.  Focus keeps the main thing the main thing.  Second, focus keeps our blind spots in check. Blind spots keep us from reaching our potential as leaders.  Focus forces us to concentrate on one thing

About the Author

Doug Franklin

Doug Franklin is the president of LeaderTreks, an innovative leadership development organization focusing on students and youth workers. Doug and his wife, Angie, live in West Chicago, Illinois. They don’t have any kids, but they have 2 dogs that think they are children. Diesel and Penelope are Weimaraners  who never leave their side. Doug grew up in…  Read More