Re: D: Direction, Decision, and Discipline
I once had executive ask me why my software engineering team was able to regularly produce working software, on schedule with few errors or problems. He was disappointed with my answer: "Talent and Discipline." I think he was hoping we were using some magic technique or process that we could easily show to other teams in the company.
But Lynn Sensei makes me think about that in another way - Direction and Decision are really the Talent part of that equation. I've met many folks that knew the Direction but couldn't do the Decision bit (nevermind the Discipline part). And vice-versa. You really need all three aspects to be properly successful. Doesn't guarantee success - but I think it is definitely foundational. And so darned deceptively simple.