“If the horse is dead, dismount.”

What got you where you are will not get you where you need to be as a leader. Leadership is about change. Envision where you want to be in five years and devise a plan to get there.

Remember, accurate, adequate and shared information is the only way to make informed decisions. All great leaders know it takes courage and determination to honestly define present reality and then devise a strategy for forward progress, especially when times are tough and resources are limited.

Without outside mentoring and coaching, recovery and progress is difficult for any organization regardless of size, resources, leadership expertise or longevity.

Failure is simply a chance to create a strategy or rewrite the one that didn’t work. No change, no progress. Its as simple as that. Poor leaders double the effort in activities that are not producing the desired results. When the horse is dead great leaders dismount and put their saddle on a new strategy.

“Without strategy, execution is aimless. Without execution, strategy is useless.” Morris Chang