We had a chance to visit Kuekenhof, a fabulous centre only open during the tulip season, to see the work of those that plan their beautiful gardens. It’s very special.
At some point you may not understand the process to go through for the most important projects, or you cannot determine what you should do to start all of the things that you wish to start. For that reason, I think this book is one that every small business owner should, at some point, read.
When we understand the context of the work we are being asked to do, and when we understand the stage of the journey to mastery that our client expects, then we can deliver extraordinary value and exceed the expectations that they have with ease.
Being in the moment, truly focussed on what is happening and knowing that the future will come, come what may, means we can really connect with others, and with the environment.
This is an important book, a book that will leave you with questions as well as answers. It is a book that demands thought and provides the substance to let those thoughts develop.
The master’s of business know that the better strategy is to use strategic pace. That needs a good plan, a steady series of well designed efforts that mean at the point you need the stamina and strength, it is all ready.
If you want to be seen as the master of what you do, get clarity of the contexts in which you do it. Gather an understanding of them, and be ready to explain them to others seeking the value your mastery brings.
When you speak up, and provide the context that others need, then they will see the true value of your words and feel the gravitas with which you say them.
Mastery is as much about knowing how to communicate what you know and teaching the skills that you have, and that’s teamwork too. When your teams are focussed on the one thing they do, and learn to do it well together, they really do stand out.
Too often business is played as a finite game when there is a determination to hit a particular target by a particular date, or to beat the growth rate of your nearest competitor. Playing an infinite game will open opportunities that affect the way that we both do and think about business for the future.