Knowing Where We’re Going (and Why)

On my way to work this morning I got caught behind a big truck. I really dislike driving behind something so big because I can’t see around it.

It makes me a nervous driver because I have no idea what’s going on in front of that truck. I’m overly cautious. My foot taps the break more often.  I prefer to look beyond the car in front of me so I can see the conditions up ahead.

Sound familiar?

My stuck-behind-a-truck experience is a familiar feeling for many people who go to work every day not knowing where their company is going. These same feelings of stress likely surround you if you can’t see the conditions up ahead. Your reaction time is slowed. You’re breaking more often than normal. You’re frustrated and nervous. (more…)