Do you have good mind-muscle connections? Most people have a poor mind-muscle connection with their abs and their back muscles. It is why they have poor stability and posture. People are more likely to have a good mind-muscle connection with their biceps and chest muscles. These are upfront and easy to see. We need good connections with all our major muscle groups to be at our best.

Organizations too can have weak connections between mind and muscle. Poor connections can affect many areas including execution, strategy formulation, priorities, quality of innovation, and talent development.

Do people at the frontline know what the strategy is and how they can contribute to it? Does senior management know enough about what is really going on with customers and employees to make good decisions? Do people know what top priorities are and working on them regularly?

Developing good mind-muscle connections requires concentration and quality repetitions. Make sure these are part of your organizational routine too.