Key-Principle-of-a-Leader #16 -

Key Principle of a Leader #16: Concentrate on goals, not on the means to achieve those.

A shovel in itself is a useless thing – you need a hole. The means helps you reach the end, but the means is not the end. In life, everyone is often busy doing what they’re doing and they lose sight of the agreed-upon goal.

It gets especially difficult and confusing when the means becomes a goal in itself. If you’re chairing a meeting, for example, it’s wise to ask yourself why you convened in the first place. Non-work activities can be fun, but they don’t lead to results.

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Peeter Tohver

Peeter Tohver

Every thought in Peeter’s head is backed up by practical experience. He has managed teams and companies all over Estonia as well as in Russia and elsewhere in Eastern Europe, both on long-term contracts and drafted in to resolve specific issues. His name has been attached to Tallinna Kaubamaja, Falck, G4S, the Transport Department of the City of Moscow, Talleks and more. In his work he is every inch the rock-steady manager and inspiring leader.