10.8.11 Tip of the Week: Paranoia can be good for you

“In business, it’s always good to be a little paranoid.”

A long-time client said this to me recently and he really makes sense.
Often in my coaching assignments, I observe clients assuming that something they set out to achieve has been accomplished by his/her direct reports but in reality, it never did. The reason?  Not enough follow up and diligence.
When you see a situation that instinctively says to you, “caution, be careful here,” you should be. And you need to simultaneously ask yourself, “What am I not seeing here?  Do I really know what is going on?”Look at the issue then look at it again, the mosaic will focus if you focus on the issue.
Let me know how it goes!