New Series Post: Post #1: Be The Diamond
Change is inevitable. Growth is optional.” – John Maxwell There are times in life, both personally and professionally, where circumstances can change at such a rapid speed that our opinions, perspectives, and course of action can change by the day, if not by the hour. When faced with such circumstances, there are generally three groups of people:
Those who take reflective but action-oriented responses to do whatever can be done to mitigate the challenges and seize opportunities
Those who simply panic and overload themselves and others with reactions that may be reasonable but tend to only exacerbate the challenges
Those who are simply bystanders; the proverbial “deer in the headlights”
As leaders, we have an obligation to do all we can to put ourselves in the first group. When there is so much we cannot control, we can control being the loudest voice in the room.
How can we capitalize on chaos and emerge stronger, both as a leader and as an organization?