Focus on what you can control
As a leader, you have to be the most focused person on the team– and not just focused on anything and everything. You have to be focused on the things where you will have some influence that will move the company forward. That requires some introspection on your part.
You need to ask yourself what your weaknesses are and then position yourself where they won’t get in the way of progress.
The only thing you can change is what you do and how you react to situations. Don’t waste your time focusing on what your predecessors may not have done right, trying to change your customers and employees or trying to get results by lighting a fire under people.
Instead, focus on what you need to do to build a bright, secure future and that will create the why that gets your people motivated.