I know leaders who pride themselves on finishing what they started. Taking pride in finishing a job is, of course, a good thing. However, leadership is also knowing when it is time to stop something.

I’ve seen the actual cost of a new system exceeded the value proposition by tens of millions of dollars. Everyone knew it was a bad situation, and despite this, they kept going.

How often do leaders make decisions to stop work? Sometimes, creating the conditions for success means knowing when it’s time to stop. Saying stop might be uncomfortable, but imagine explaining why you kept doing something that makes no sense.

Imagine too, the valuable work you will make room for by saying stop.

You’ve got this.

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