Simon says, “Keep focused on getting the job done.”
Of course, Simon does not get into being negative and depressed about
things. You already know he accepts personal responsibility for his attitude
and behavior. He knows too it is easy to lose focus, to lose track of the goal.
Here is where Simon along with all truly effective leaders excels.
Every event, every situation, every transaction is viewed by Simon through the
mission’s lens. Others may let their focus drift; but Simon is always there to
bring them back. Others may be more focused some days than others; but Simon is
there to sharpen their perspectives, to keep them continuously on task.
How does he do this? It always comes down to Simon’s bottom line. He
is obsessed with why he does what he does and with the cost of not doing it
well, the first time, on time, every time. For Simon, the potential cost of
losing focus is just too high.