Processes pay the bills, save you time, and maintain quality products. Projects, however, are what make new things happen. A project is simply a problem scheduled to be solved. And the steps needed to move an organization forward are primarily projects. As a leader you must understand how to identify, develop and manage projects. Leading your organization takes on two forms. One is that of a process—doing the same thing over and over. The second is that of a project—doing something for the first time.
Almost everything you do in a new organization begins as a project—that is unless you can borrow or buy it from someone else. In older organization we tend to have too many process—we just keep on doing the same old things in the same old ways. Your job as a leader is to make sure you know the difference and that you make sure your organization is doing the right ones at the right times.