Long before Baden Powell coined these words as the Boy Scout motto, they were the mantra of successful leaders. So, here are a few "prepared" questions for you:
Are you prepared if a top member of your team leaves to keep their work output going while you replace them? Are you prepared if you your top customer, internal or external, notified you today that they are considering another source? Are you prepared if your top prospect called today and said, "We want to buy your product/services and we need to start immediately"?
These are just three of the possibilities that you could face and if you are "unprepared" then the results will be costly. Your team has to face the immediate task everyday - but as their leader you are scouting the horizon. Be prepared, be very prepared and you will have a competitive advantage.