Being vigilant is a discipline not a gift
A yearly message I’ve addressed to construction leaders as a reminder – If you don’t like unnecessary surprises in life, stay vigilant. (This simple thought is transferable to any industry)
It is so easy to lose what we’ve built up as a team if we don’t remain vigilant. The healthiest way to stay sharp is training others one by one to take on the vision of wholesome leadership.
Most people never get to realise their own potential because they hand over the reigns of their life to others rather than learn the art to self-govern.
Self-governing is not only a right you have but an obligation you must fulfil, it requires discipline.
Vigilance is not intellectual, it’s a heart thing.
Wether it’s being at the top of your game at work, raising a family, maintaining long term relationships, personal health and achieving our dreams, I encourage you strongly to be as familiar with the word VIGILANCE as a sniper is with his gun.
Over the years we have looked at some simple areas of personal development that require VIGILANCE. If you see the following as gimmicks, technics and shortcuts to success, you will have missed a crucial part in developing long term leadership.
How do you measure your understanding of the following?
1. Job is the boss principals – Principally led rather than developing little personality cults.
2. Not negotiable House Rules – Mean they are not up for negotiation – OH&S Regimes
3. Need for speed – Efficiency is what separates us from our competitors
4. 93% minimum on audited safety reports – Safety must never be compromised
5. Clean your own space – Greatest base for personal authority
6. Organisation – Know where you’re going & work backwards
7. Separate yourself from the sheep and become a sheepdog – Break free from Egalitarianism and lead
8. First fifteen minutes of your day – Toolbox before & after sets the tone good or bad for the whole day
9. Role model – Others are always watching, that’s when the fun begins
10. Build a community not a personal following to assure long term sustainability
11. Lead people and manage systems
12. Leaders produce leaders – (Who have you produced?)