The saying “Git R Done” is a phrase that comedian, Larry the Cable-Guy, made popular. In addition to the laughter that this phrase evokes, Git R Done is also a forgotten leadership skill.
Great leaders know how to Git R Done!
Truly great leaders have developed, cultivated, and practiced the skill of execution.
Why do many leaders NOT Git R Done? Based on my coaching of ministry leaders, the top three reasons for not executing are:
- Knowledge Problem ~ a plan has not been developed.
- Courage Problem ~ fearful of the end results or the dreaded change that will follow.
- Comfort Problem ~ it’s simply easier to do nothing, or they are being rewarded for not executing.
How are you at getting things done? Need some help? Consider the following coaching questions:
- On a scale of 1 to 10, how would you rate your ability to Get R Done? (10 = you routinely take action on high priority items. 1= You are unable to execute.)
- Who do you know that regularly gets things done? What can you learn from them?
- Which of the three common reasons listed above, if addressed, would contribute the most to your level of execution? (Knowledge, Courage or Comfort)