This week’s focus: Many business leaders talk about transforming their companies and making ‘game-changing’ moves in their market. The truth of such moves, however, is that they rarely succeed. Most major gains are, in fact, made through a series of smaller victories, not through a single, ‘silver bullet’ solution.

A ‘stepping-stone’ approach to growth builds capability, confidence and momentum without taking undue risks. Aim high, and raise the bar for your business or team, but avoid the temptation to get there in a single leap. Instead, break down the delivery of your goals into achievable, focused steps.

Off the record: Don’t Stop by Fleetwood Mac

Don’t stop, thinking about tomorrow

Don’t stop, it’ll soon be here

It’ll be, better than before

Yesterday’s gone, yesterday’s gone

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