This bit of wisdom came out of an Inner Circle Meeting yesterday. The exact advice was, “If you’re feeling listless, make a list.” Almost seems too obvious to be worth repeating.

Actually the piece of advice should be,”Feeling listless, set a direction, then make a list that will get you there.”

Right now, it’s more important than ever for your organization to have a sense of direction. Your team is being buffeted from all sides. They need a direction to head, and a list to follow that takes them in that direction. If not, they’ll still have a checklist or todo list, but it won’t add up to progress. And they’ll feel listless even though they have a list.

So: Set a direction, create the list, start checking things off.