A Sense of Purpose and Direction
One great leader who was a master of simplicity and focus was George C. Marshall, the Secretary of State for President Harry Truman. Almost everyone, no matter what political party they belonged to, had great respect for Marshall. It was said of him that “he could distinguish what was important from what was unimportant, and this made him valuable.”
President Truman himself said that Marshall’s great talent was his ability to “cut to the bone of the matter” in any situation and that he was “a tower of strength and common sense.”
As the leader of the State Department it was said that Marshall “gave a sense of purpose and direction. There was greater clarity than had ever been seen there before.”
You create value, for others and yourself, when you create clarity and a sense of purpose and direction. Do you have clarity on what is most important?