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Part 3 of Leading your people to the Promised Land THEPLAN! Your first step shoud be to decide what areas of responsibility of concern merit your time and energy.From a practical standpoint one of the most useful ways of assigning a priority to your allocation of resources is to develop a written, task priority checklist., listing all aspects to your area of responsibility to be better prepared. "One of life's painful moments comes when we must admit that we didn't do our homework, that we are not prepeared". ~ Merlin Olsen. Implement your plan,pay close attention to the details, there is no such thing as any unimportant detail.With regard to implementation, it's also your responsibility to establish an adaptive organizational structure to ensure that your efforts are successful., by maximizing the talent you poesess on your team.Contigency Planning, One aspect of contigency planning is, people and dealerships are creatures of habit Even though they may spend a great deal of effort tryng to show you a different profile they will usually revert back to whatever tendencies they perviously exhibited in times of stress How adaptable are you? As a skillfull leader, you must be able to respond to your circumstances as they exist- not as you would like them to be To paraphrase this statement S--T Happens , life don't always give you roses, you still have the obligation to yourself , your dealership, and your followers to act in a responsible fashion, by approaching each siuation with an open mind and a GET IT DONE ATTITUDE Proper planning is the most effective way for any leader to approach the future. Are you self- disciplined? "Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing it was here first.". ~Mark Twain , Your ability to lead is greatly affected by your moral ethic and your work ethic. and your mental ethic.Accordingly,self discipline is an indespensible asset for individuals who want to be effective leaders.Regardless of what skills you posess, you will never be able to reach your potential as a leader/coach without this essential attribute.Skillfull leaders must have the ability to FOCUS. both personally and professionally. like "Keep your eye on the prize" attitude,.Of all the factors that you have to be demanding about , being focused should always remain at the top of the list. Self discipline is the bedrock foundation on which successfull leadership is built.