We want shortcuts, quick fixes, off the shelf solutions and easy outs. They don’t work. We need to do the work.
In leadership we like big vision & easy answers, but we need to do the work of connecting people to have hard conversations and work on real solutions.
In collaboration we like technology and hot trends, but we need to do the work of connecting people in shared work for strategic value.
In learning, we like innovative delivery and content, but we need to do the work to help people learn every day on the job and in their networks.
In management, we like big decisions and trendy new approaches, but we need to do the hard daily work of helping people realise their potential and better meeting customer needs.
In strategy, we like the glossy PowerPoint and the sexy ideas but we need to do the work of building new capabilities and driving execution.
In health, we want the pill, the plan and the new thing, but we need to do the hard work of living a better life.
In politics, we like confidence, certainty and bold policy, but we need to do the work to connect people to work through complexity and uncertainty on solving real social problems.
Where ever we look we want it easy. Good things come from good work. Do the work.
Step away from the guru with a quick fix. Put down the book, the PowerPoint or the phone. Start with the work.