Anticipation is the key! Well, one of several major keys to progress and success. Your ability to anticipate the needs of your team, your boss, your organization, your industry, clients, partners…your CEO, is crucial to say the least.
While it is important to be present in the moment and make progress, it is equally as important to look some 3-5 years ahead and anticipate where you want to be and where you are going (which may differ at times). Once you “know” what is ahead, it is up to you to reverse engineer the process and needed steps that will get you there in due time. You anticipatory skills improve each year based on your experience, skills, talent, education and awareness and should be actively developed with consistent self-education, improvements and growth.