Do you ever find yourself driving along a busy road fixated on your rearview mirror? Of course not. Trying to get somewhere by staring in the rearview mirror will not get you where you want to be.
A fixation or obsession with metrics. Restrictive and expensive processes due to a mistake in the past. An unwillingness to trust due to being let down in the past.
There are many ways you can spend your days looking in the rearview mirror. The problem is the more you look in the rearview mirror, the more your team will be looking there too. How do you expect your team to move forward when they’re so busy looking backwards?
It’s OK to take a quick peek in the rearview mirror. Just don’t stare at it.
You’ve got this.