This week’s TRIPLE III TIME message recommends that you put yourself in the “witness chair” and directly ask yourself a series of questions that all revolve around a major leadership issue:  “Are You A Good FINISHER?”

  • Do you finish a project completely before starting another?
  • Do you have a habit of starting multiple projects/initiatives but only following through and completing the one or two that you like?
  • As a leader do you assume the “starter” role and delegate FINISHER work to those that work with you?
  • Do you work with others that have to wait for you to move forward so they can do their work…because you are not a good FINISHER?

There are many more questions that can be asked in relation to the basic:  “Are You A Good FINISHER?” challenge…but this TRIPLE III TIME message will try hard to be focused.

I believe establishing and maintaining professional priorities centered on being a good FINISHER is critical to serving as a high-quality leader.  In my old and new worlds-of-work…if I say I am going to do something…I am going to do it.  This priority setting stance is then my driver to ensure I also retain an exemplary FINISHER position on the achievement/completion of promises I have made!

Good intentions often don’t come with good FINISHER results.  Also being recognized as the King or Queen of great ideas…does not hold much leadership weight…if a good idea is never firmly initiated and operationally FINISHED.

This week take an extra solid look in the mirror and ask:  “Are You A Good FINISHER?”  Are you a positive (or not so positive) professional example in this area?  Look around at others in your circle-of-colleagues…do you “stand-out” or “stand-behind” as a good FINISHER?

Be thorough and honest.


About Inspiring Innovations, Inc.

Marv Pichla is currently the owner and Creative Advisor for his own small business, Inspiring Innovations, Inc. Sharing his unique experience with entrepreneurship and innovation in public service, Marv consults with public and private business, education, and community organizations to develop new and different problem solving methods through real-life example-based learning. Prior to starting-up Inspiring Innovations, Inc. Marv served as Executive Director for Thumb Area Michigan Works! As Executive Director, Marv used public sector innovation as his guide for the organizations regional career development, employment service, education and strategic planning initiatives. Finally, Marv was raised on a farm in the Thumb Area of Michigan where he claims he received the education principles he values most. However, he obtained his Bachelors and Masters Degrees from Center Michigan University in Public Administration and eventually his Ph.D. from Capella University in Minnesota. Marv can be reached at:

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