WIN stands for What’s Important Now? Not what was important…last week, last month, last quarter or last year.
I don’t know who originally coined the acronym. I know many have used it. And I’m sure all can benefit from using it.
Too often leaders stay stuck in the past. If you can analyze past experience to mine lessons that are useful in the present, then do it. But recognize that analysis is imperfect and you may never know why something happened as it did.
Instead, use your best thinking and intuition to determine and then implement the things you should be doing now.
Do you know what’s important now? Do the people you lead?
After all (to borrow another worn but wise saying) there’s no time like the present for taking action.