On the right road

On the right road - car driving on a country road

“Progress means getting nearer to the place you want to be. And if you have taken a wrong turning, then to go forward does not get you any nearer. If you are on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road.” – C.S. Lewis

The entire purpose behind things like incremental delivery, discovery mindset and new ways of working is to know that we’re working on things that matter and by matter we mean that the anticipated outcomes are in our line of sight. Being caught up in process and methodology is a subtle trap that’s easy to fall into but hard to notice until much later.

Lewis’ quote isn’t profound because it’s deep, it’s profound because it’s obvious and it should make us pause to evaluate the road we’re on. All the new thinking you apply to your organization must include an unwavering commitment to applying those principles at the level of evaluating the road itself.


How do you know you’re on the right road?