Picture yourself sitting in the doctor’s office preparing to have a mole removed. In comes the doctor, ready to start the procedure, and then he pulls out a flashlight. That’s right, the kind you buy in the hardware store and use when the power goes out! You thought he was going to use a laser, but instead he shines the flashlight on that mole. What happens? Nothing. Why? Because even though a flashlight and a laser both use light, they differ in concentration and intensity. Highly focused light beams are powerful because all of the photons are aligned and heading in the same narrow direction. A flashlight doesn’t have the same strength but is very helpful if the power goes out or if you are looking for your keys that you dropped in the grass.
Leaders who strive towards being a laser with a few focused priorities are able to have a greater impact than those who jump from one "good" thing to the next. The following infographic outlines 7 ways to become a focused leader.
Jay Desko is the Executive Director of The Center and serves on the Senior Leadership Team at Calvary Church in Souderton, PA. Jay brings experience in the areas of ministry assessment, leadership coaching, decision-making, and strategic questioning. Jay’s degrees include a B.S. in Bible, a M.Ed in Instructional Systems Design and a Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior and Leadership.