Hitting The Bulls-Eye

May 26, 2006

I played darts quite a bit, as a kid (which may explain a lot). As I can best recall, in the hundreds of games I played, I hit the bulls-eye somewhere between 6 and 8 times. But I only hit it on purpose once.

I’ve just spent a day with a management team discussing an issue (accountability) that is undeniably vital to their attaining Predictable Success®.

However, by the end of the day we spent together, my concern was not that they lack the skills to instill accountability, but rather that in their desire to ‘hit the bulls-eye’ on the issue, they’ll never actually get around to implementing any system.

Remember: An implemented process that is 80% correct is infinitely more effective than an un-implemented, 100%-correct process.

If you’re one of those people (or teams) that never seems to get around to implementing because you’re always ‘polishing the apple’, then remember – darts games aren’t won by hitting the bulls-eye every time. Sometimes you have to pick up the darts and give it your best shot.