Let’s say you’re running a project:
If you run it with a focus on making it run smoothly, chances are it’ll run smoothly. If a stakeholder or client gets in the way of the smooth sailing, they’ll be taken care of in the interest of creating the result we’re looking for.
If you run it with a focus on making the client happy, chances are they’ll be happy. If a project needs to be crazy behind the scenes to make it happen, so be it, all in the interest of creating the result we’re looking for.
If you run it where each has someone to focus on it, chances are we’ll achieve both, providing those two play well together. Otherwise we achieve neither.
The same body of work can be influenced massively by what we focus on as we approach that work.
What has your focus?