Decide to Think Big – Expect Big Results

Thinking small, isn’t hard. It’s just a habit. A habit with consequences.
Same for thinking big.

–  The Universe

When it’s only you, then you can be very flexible – do what you want to do,  when you want to do it. (This is not really true, but many solo entrepreneurs experience the world this way.) Once you get a team ( for this discussion, 2 or more people), then the status changes. You must then plan the scope and sequence of the work.

Many leaders of major companies treat their systems and processes like the company is small – making dramatic changes and starting the change right away – planning the day on the fly – running meetings by the seat of their pants – just making autocratic decisions, not utilizing project teams or work centers for multitasking, and working on multiple priorities, just to name a few issues.

If you want a big company, then develop systems that support the opposite of the situation described above.

Effective leadership inspires effective work from those whom you lead. The output of the team is in direct proportion to the clarity of their vision about roles, responsibilities, and functions as a team.

TIP: If you don’t like to have your time wasted, then respect the time of those whom you lead by developing systems to achieve maximum results from your great teams.


Hugh Ballou
The Transformational Leadership Strategist

Hugh Ballou (Author)

  • Great information, I just bookmarked you.

  • To decide on thinking BIG, is just the start of the rough road to success. Like most successes, leaders plan and think BIG at the macro level, then have their executives execute and work on the details …

  • Doug

    Thinking, Believing, Planning and then Stepping Into BIG is one of the many ways to see and develop your full potential.

    As a team leader we not only have to see our potential but the BIG potential in those we lead.

    Sometimes it doesn’t even have to be a big idea. Encouraging your team to simply smile when interacting with eachother – especially your customers – can set the stage for possibility an positive expectations.