If you made resolutions to lose weight, which of the following options would you choose?

Option 1 – cut off an arm or a leg or both.

Option 2 – change your eating patterns and identify new ways to burn calories.

Both options will help you cut weight, but…

Option 1 would most likely limit your capabilities to achieve short term and long term goals and limit your ability to achieve better results overall.

Option 2 would most likely make you feel better and increase your ability overall to do and achieve better results.

As more and more organizational leaders face budget cuts, organizational leaders must decide if they are going to cut off their “arms and legs” or look for new ways to cut costs, cut spending and improve efficiencies.

Paying attention to lessons learned and other success can deliver impressive returns. Several of the next Lessons Learned Blogs will cover new ways to cut costs and cut spending while also improving your organization’s ability to achieve better results short term AND long term.