While a number of definitions are found for this week’s word, the main idea behind direction is the course taken to reach a destination.
A number of significant words related to leadership are associated with direction, for example: guidance, control, rule, requirement, command, and regulation.
Our intent is not to look at each of these as they might connect to leadership, but rather to consider each word as it relates to a few questions.
What steps are needed to establish a consistent direction to reach our goal? Formulating steps provides direction for everyone involved in the project.
Do we, as leaders, know the direction necessary to accomplish the desired goal? If the answer is no, then we need to evaluate what we are doing and where we are going.
Is the direction clear enough for others to understand and follow to reach the desired goal? Again, if the answer is no, then we need to consider how to communicate the direction more effectively.
These three questions are only the beginning to determining the right direction. Having direction is essential for reaching our destination.