Reducing Costly Mistakes

Mistakes both big and small are costly.  Every day organizations lose time, money, influence, customers, employees or a good reputation because of mistakes.  The big one’s hurt you quickly and deeply.  The little one’s hurt you slowly and subtly.  This is why leaders have to pay close attention to the execution of their plans, systems and processes.  Disciplined execution reduces mistakes and develops good organizational habits.

This is why football coaches have their team spend hours practicing blocking and tackling, baseball coaches have their infield rehearse double plays over and over, basketball coaches make their players shoot freethrows again and again. They understand the importance of the disciplined execution of the basics.

Are some things not going as you’d like?  Take a close look at how you’re executing some of the basics in your organization.