That’s part of one of the five core values at General Mills - the full text is “Act boldly, move quickly.”
"Quickly," to me, means that no matter how big an organization is, in today’s marketplace you have to be able to innovate faster, seize an opportunity faster, learn faster and take more chances.
We don’t always have time to wait a quarter, or half of a fiscal year, or more.
If you’re a big company, leverage the strength that size can bring, but be ready to be as agile as your smallest competitors - this week, this month.
Test something. Experiment, and then if you believe in its potential, scale it.
But being quick doesn’t mean you have to rush something. You still have to have a good plan.
One of my basketball coaches in high school, every day at practice, used to quote UCLA coaching legend John Wooden, who said “Be quick, but don’t hurry.”
On the court, that means you should know where you’re going, get there, but don’t get there so fast you’re not ready to react to what happens next.
How often are you truly able to move quickly in your role, at your company?