- Immediate Result – What will you do today? Now?
- Short-term Wins – What will be your early milestones that generate momentum?
- Medium-term Success – How will you hit the bulls eye in 18-24 months?
- Long-term Sustainability – How will you build in continuous renewal?
Of these four timelines, #3 is the most important. It is here that you define the bullseye: success. None of the others have meaning unless you know what success is. 18-24 months is the ideal range for achieving significant accomplishments. Define #3 first. Then the others.
How will you ensure it sustains?
“Ultimately, leadership is not about glorious crowning acts. It’s about keeping your team focused on a goal and motivated to do their best to achieve it, especially when the stakes are high and the consequences really matter.”
– Chris Hadfield