We are so busy doing what we do that we don’t take enough time to assess where we are now -- and where we want to go in the future.
It becomes the leader’s job to discipline self and team to slow things down a bit and take stock.
Here are things leaders can do to focus themselves and their teams on the challenges of the moment as well as the opportunities of tomorrow.
- Think deeply. Make time to think about what it happening around you.
- Communicate clearly. People are looking for direction.
- Provoke action. Mobilizing others for common cause is a leader’s chief responsibility.
Thinking, communicating and provoking: Three simple words that can help you channel your leadership energies.
Note: This video was inspired by a book jacket endorsement quote by author/historian S.C. Gwynne in praise of the book "Tribe," by Sebastian Junger.
John Baldoni is an internationally recognized leadership educator and executive coach. In 2017, Trust Across America named him a Top Thought Leader in Trust for the fourth consecutive year. Global Gurus ranked John No. 22 on its list of top 30 global experts, a list he has been on since 2007. In 2014, Inc.com named John to its list of top 50 leadership experts. He is the author of more than a dozen books, including his newest, “MOXIE: The Secret to Bold and Gutsy Leadership.”