We know what it is that needs to be done. And, we know what needs to be done far more often than we give ourselves credit for.
We stumble over roll-outs, and we leave meetings having not said what we knew needed to be said. Cautiously, we avoid topics, skate across conversations and drive-by decisions that should have been made. Our projects linger, our deadlines come and go and the opportunities we once had, we may have no more.
What are we waiting for? We're waiting for the rescue. We frequently wait for reinforcements, or “the right time” or someone else to open the door to the next step.
My sense is that if we own the issue we own the answer.