It probably seems like an odd thing to say. I mean, when we're talking about heading in a particular direction, it's pretty obvious that we need to start where we are. Where else would you start, right?
When I talk about "Starting where you are" with leaders, I mean making sure that everyone who is going on the journey with you, understands the starting point. By this, I mean there is a collective understanding of where you are, how you got there, what you like and don't like about it. It sounds basic but it is a fundamental first step because otherwise, everyone ends up heading in different directions because they are starting different places.
A couple of useful questions to ask yourself include:
- where do I think we are now?
- how does that compare with where we were?
- where does everyone else think we are?
- what does that mean for where we want to go?
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